Designer b michael showcased his S/S ’14 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Both his men’s and women’s collection were inspired by a visit to Giverny, a garden at the château of artist Claude Monet.
His show showcased seven “acts,” each with unique pieces but a unified theme.
“The Muse is a modern woman. … She epitomizes feminine empowerment. Her style is timeless, chic and effortless,” said b michael about the inspiration for his women’s collection.
Each presentation followed a typical day for a powerful New York woman. There were well-constructed, geometrical dresses and suits that would distract an entire boardroom. Gowns in pastel taffeta were worthy of a jaw drop or two.
Male models were draped in a wide array of floral patterns, seersucker and pastels for the man not afraid of being bold and noticed.
B michael is a well-respected designer who has spent decades creating couture and ready-to-wear pieces for the modern woman. He has worked with Oscar de la Renta, Cicely Tyson and was the designer behind the costumes for the late Whitney Houston in Sparkle.
Beyond designing timeless pieces, b michael has initiated a movement to return textile production to America with his AMERICA RED line, which is sold at Macy’s, making him one of a handful of designers who are diligent about creating jobs in America.
Kudos to b michael for presenting eye-popping designs within a socially conscious show.