Winner of the $10,000 Verge Business Development Grant for the best new entrant to NZ Fashion Week 08, as voted by viewers.
Looking and feeling fabulous is important for all women and this is exactly what Michelle Yvette designs do. The garments are put together in a way which flatters the figures of real women of today.
The idea of the brand is to bring a sense of beauty, class and femininity back into the conservative woman(TM)s wardrobe. This is achieved through design lines and gorgeous fabrics such as silk and wool which create structured coats and stunning dresses.
Michelle Yvette is a brand which is continuously developing to cater for the needs of its customers. Michelle is often inspired by things which affect her life and she never fails to turn these inspirations into beautifully crafted New Zealand made garments.
The label is sold in stores all around New Zealand and in the signature store in Auckland. You are bound to find a stockist near you.
Michelle has dressed a number of high profile people including Viggo Mortensen for the Lord of the Rings premier, Storm Large from Rock Star Supernova and television presenter Renee Wright.
For the past three years Michelle has singlehandedly raised this business and brand profile to what it is today, which is no small achievement for a designer who is only 25 years of age.
Michelle Yvette now employs staff to help with the ever increasing workload and to plan for the goals ahead.