Michelle Yvette at NZFW – Review

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Michelle said to us that her inspiration for the collection was the women of Alfred Hitchcock’s films, who were “very feminine, seductive and at the same time, intelligent. The perfect Michelle Yvette woman!”

The collection certainly had that 50’s va-va-voom factor – there was a leopard print shift dress, fitted blazers, and pencil skirts, plenty of florals, elaborate headpieces, and layers of pearls. And of course, each look was finished to perfection with fire engine red matte lips, and seductive winged eyeliner.

Michelle’s designs are a celebration of femininity and seduction – cheeky lace hot pants were teamed with cute blazers and sky-high heels, and it was nice to see the models play up on the runway. No nonchalant looking models in this show – rather they were smiling, and playful on the runway.

Michelle’s favourite pieces from the collection were her coats. “I love combining the structure, colour and feminine detailing to create something original that makes a statement”. And original they were – the bright orange trench coat was a standout and a nice surprise.

I always love a nod to the glamour of yesteryear, and Michelle Yvette did it perfectly, while still keeping her designs modern, fresh and sexy.

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– Natalie Cosgrove

Photography c/o New Zealand Fashion Week

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