FashioNXT welcomed a sold-out Friday night crowd to experience the first Fall/Winter collection from Michelle since Project Runway. The collection, titled "Decay", was inspired by finding the beauty of things coming to an end, whether it be in death or in change.
She collaborated with local talent to bring her vision for "Decay" to the runway of FashioNXT through custom music, hair accessories, and one-of-a-kind jewelry.
Portland musician, Milo Walker-Hayden, composed a song for the show and performed it live on violin while the models strutted down the runway. Bringing her vision to the next level, Michelle designed custom prints with Kate Troyer to give already luxurious fabrics a unique twist. Metallic screen print, sketched leaves, and whimsical rats sashayed down the runway.
To accessorize, Ben Posen from Sticks and Stones contributed jewelry made of antique baby doll limbs and animal jaw bones. Sarah Adams made hairpieces with black hair to match the bold, black lipstick.
After the last look hit the runway, Michelle knew exactly what she needed to do next.