Michelle Giovanni is a unique clothing designer, all of her designs are Italian styles and are exceptional and original pieces. All of the clothes are limited addition. For NY Elite Magazine she shares her inspiration and trends for her line Giovanni M Clothing Design.
Meet the Artist: NY Elite Interview with Designer Michelle Giovanni
NY Elite: What sparked your interest in fashion?
Michelle Giovanni: Honestly the woman’s body itself. It is beautiful in every shape and size, so being able to create pieces that accentuate her accents excites me.
NY Elite: Define fashion?
Michelle Giovanni: Fashion is Art! Fashion is inspiration and getting to bring your imagination to life.
NY Elite: What do you consider the important facets of the fashion industry?
Michelle Giovanni: I believe the fashion industry facets are trends, the different seasons, celebrities, Media and Marketing.
your personal style?
Michelle Giovanni: Western and European is the best way to describe my style.
NY Elite: What’s your latest fashion design project?
Michelle Giovanni: My Latest Design Project is the Spring Collection.
NY Elite: Where do you find the inspiration for each collection?
Michelle Giovanni: Everywhere. The world outside opens your eyes to new ideas and imagination to try things that are done a little different from other designers.
NY Elite: How did you select the materials you used?
Michelle Giovanni: I hand pick all my materials based off what I would want to wear on my own skin. The look, print, quality and feel of fabric are what makes my pieces unique.
NY Elite: How was last season for you? What did you create?
Michelle Giovanni: Leather Jackets, Tshirt dresses, Dress Coat, Embellished Resort Line.
NY Elite: What are your favorite stores for inspiration?
Michelle Giovanni: I grew up in Israel so the Mediterranean gave me the inspiration for kaftans resort, one in particular, that happens to be in English is “First Knight” about King Arthur and Sir Lancelot
NY Elite: Your favorite fashion shows?
Michelle Giovanni: Milano summer 2017.
NY Elite: In your creations how would you relate past and present fashion trends?
Michelle Giovanni: I maintain the classic timeless pieces with Edgy cuts and Prints.
NY Elite: Who inspires you the most in fashion? Anyone who stands out?
Michelle Giovanni: My Daughter! As a young woman I want her to feel beautiful and confident no matter what shape or size she is, so I keep her in mind with my younger, more youthful pieces based of her fashion knowledge.
NY Elite: What are your plans for the future?
Michelle Giovanni: To keep up with the current trends while exploring new exciting designs.