Michelle Lewis


Location: London
Website: www.kittyjoseph.com, www.zandrarhodes.com

I am currently developing a sustainable fashion label. I have worked in London as a Creative Pattern Cutter and Designer for Zandra Rhodes and Kitty Joseph since 2009. I have also freelanced as a Pattern Cutter for influential London Design houses including Alexander McQueen, Nicole Farhi, Erdem and David Koma.

I also teach a Pattern Making Course at the Fashion and Textile Museum and teach part time at London Metropolitan University.

Since August 2014 I have been working in the Fashion Industry in Bangkok and I have been fortunate to explore the textile traditions all over Thailand. I have since returned to London in January 2016. Inspired by my experience and connections in Thailand I have began developing a sustainable and ethical clothing brand, based on weave and natural dyes.

Prior to living and working in London, I completed a BA of Creative Arts (The University of Melbourne) in 2003 and a Diploma of Fashion (RMIT University) in 2006 in Melbourne, Australia. After completing my studies I launched my own fashion label called Ok Carnivale, that stocked several Australian specialist boutiques from 2006-2009.


Key Projects:

Talent House: Pattern and fitting a stage costume for Florence Welch (Florence and the Machine) for a concert performance in NYC, 2010.

Zandra Rhodes: I have been the key pattern cutter and worked on the design and managed the production of the dress work by the 6 metre tall animatronics Lady Godiva, who travelled from Coventry to London as part of the Olympics.

Federation Square Melbourne: Collective Designers Fashion Show 2007

Debut @ Fashion Exposed (Melbourne Exhibition Centre): 2007 and 2008