Numéro Berlin is in conversation with multi-hyphenate fashion personality Michelle Elie about self-expression of imperfection and fashion as playing dress-up.
She is a Fashion Designer, a Fashion Stylist, and a former Fashion model but most of all a Fashion Artist.
American-Haitian born Michelle Elie reminisces fashion in retro-perspective on her life.
She calls to take a real look at fashion and approaches fashion in a philosophical way to find oneself and one’s creative voice.
Fashion provides her a way to see the world through different angles.
In her current exhibition in Museum for Applied Arts Frankfurt (Main), she literally shows what „Life Doesn’t Frighten Me“ stand for.
Michelle Elie describes her connection to Japanese cult-brand Comme des Garçons as her self-expression of imperfections; „This is no longer a question of beauty, of the perfect body.“, she states.
Michelle Elie @michelle_elie
music & sound by Cantautoma @cantautoma
Photos: Ilker Akyol
Styling: Sasa Thomann
Hair and Make-up: Kenta Kouda, Takayuki Nukui
Interview: Adriano Sack