One of my favorite fashion shows that I attended this year was early in the day on my first big day of shows, and was a designer that I was previously unaware of; Michael Angel. As soon as the first model hit the runway, the unusual combination of the muted see through collared shirt layered with the rich almost galactic colors of a cropped top and matching asymmetrical skirt displaying a generous peek of the model’s thigh immediately caught my attention. With each passing garment the rest of the collection did not disappoint.
I have come to find out that concentrated colorful prints are Michael Angel’s signature, and he does them very well. His use of these prints along with the use of smoky layers with a raincoat like appearance, as well as innovative draping, and clever reinvention of menswear as womenswear provides an interesting minimalist restraint. The masculine oxford tops were often cut off midriff, or had open shoulders, revealing an opposing dueling femininity while shielding the body with the opaque latex grants the wearer with a sense of modesty and mystery.
Keep your eyes open for this innovative designer in the future and check out the official Mercedes-Benz footage of the Michael Angel show below.
Runway Photos: Style.com
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