i-D i-SUSTAIN IV
i-D i-SUSTAIN IV - 'Exclusive Collection for i-D, Sept.2011'
"Michelle Lowe-Holder is a designer who has taken her courage in both hands and re-invented what she does to fully express the skills, interests and identity she wants to offer the world as a modern artisan. The collars, cuffs and bibs that feature in her small but perfectly formed accessories collections certainly sit more in the realms of flamboyant self expression but also a perfect contemporary interpretation of the smocking, pleating, folding and foiling techniques that form the backbone of Michelle’s interest in fashion. After ten years competing in the often dispiriting and generic world of women’s ready to wear, where many of her ideas were lost in the need to compete with huge established brands, Michelle decided to take a risk and re-invent her business. Using materials from her own and other’s past collections, as well as those she found and sourced from the waste of other industries, she put together her first range of accessories. The product is a very personal expression of her creativity, skill and intelligence; we need more like her! " by Alex McIntosh
The accessories for i-D i-Sustain IV ISSUE were designed and and made exclusively for this shoot in collaboration with Sam Willoughby, Kerry Dean and Alex McIntosh.
- Art Direction & Text: Alex McIntosh
- Photography: Kerry Dean
- Styling: Sam Willoughby
- Accessories by Michelle Lowe-Holder