I was so excited to have the opportunity to catch up with the gorgeous Michelle from Misha Collection, an incredibly talented Melbourne girl who’s oh so sexy designs are making a big impression on the Australian fashion scene. Her eye catching designs have been turning heads across the country and certainly caught my eye – if only I could afford the entire collection!
AF: Your collections are well known for being very glamorous and sexy! What inspires this look throughout your ranges?
MC: My inspiration derives from a number places. From a young age I’ve been fascinated by European trends, culture and lifestyle so I would say that this has played a large role in shaping my influences.
AF: Misha Collection has developed a big celebrity following, with Australia’s glitterati often seen in your stunning designs. Who would be the ultimate celebrity you would love to see wearing Misha on the red carpet?
MC: Nic Trunfio, Tash Oakley and Izabel Goulart are just a few of the talented celebs we’d love to dress! We see a lot of MC qualities in these ladies. They possess a strong sense of self and are trailblazers in their own right.
AF: Having worked in the fashion industry for years before launching Misha Collection, how did you finally find the courage and motivation to go out on your own?
MC: I’ve previously worked as an assistant buyer and been involved in product development for numerous fashion brands. Through these roles, I was able to gain the knowledge and skillset needed to create Misha Collection.
Going out on your own and building a successful business is difficult but it’s not impossible. When I decided that I was going to go after my dreams, I never looked back. I was determined to stay driven and forge my own path to success.
AF: What does a typical day entail for Australia’s hottest young designer?
MC: At times, it feels as though 24 hours in a day just isn’t enough! When I’m not designing for my upcoming SS collection, I’m recruiting and expanding the MC team, moving into my dream office, participating in my first catwalk shot at QT Fashion Week in Brisbane and planning our next trip to China!
AF: You’ve had some wonderful success since launching, and it seems Misha Collection is going from strength to strength with each collection! What are your ultimate goals for yourself and for the label?
MC: I sometimes have to pinch myself when I think of how far Misha Collection has come. I’ve already reached so many of my goals, however I’m always striving for more! Ultimately, I would love for MC to be a recognized name worldwide.
AF: What advice could you give to young designers looking to make a break in the industry?
MC: My advice is simple; Stay motivated, even when things don’t go to plan. If you possess the drive and passion, you’ll overcome any obstacle that comes up against you.