Each piece from American menswear brand Michel Men’s first collection is meant to serve as part of the modern man’s uniform. The brand’s Brooklyn-born designer Whitney Michel is a first generation Haitian American, who created the brand while a senior at Parsons School of Design. Her MM thesis landed her her first job at Vogue, leading her to a decade of working in men’s fashion.
Influenced by her artist father, a love for classic American films, and being raised as the only girl in a family with four brothers, Michel became the recipient of the coveted CFDA funded ICON360 grant, has been pulled by Bethann Hardison to be a part of The Designers Hub, released a limited edition 12 piece capsule collab with The Tie Bar x Jim Moore (GQ Creative Director at Large), and has been celebrated as a Black Designer to Watch from leading fashion publications.
The luxury MM knitwear is made-to-order, knitted in New York, with 100% Cashmere and Cotton. The result is a seasonless collection of luxury classics that serve as a daily go-to.
NAME: Whitney Michel
CITY: Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, NY
COMPANY: MICHEL MEN
WHAT’S INSPIRING YOUR COLLECTION NOW :
I’ve always been deeply inspired by ambitious and passionate men—who even in their silence are the center focus of any room. In their movement and how they navigate the world, these dreamers and thinkers break rules, inspire shifts, believe they are the future, and take that role seriously. This collection is surrounded by the modern uniform that he wears, and how MM, as a brand, provides him with the best to go and take on the world.
Mahershala Ali & Donald Glover.
MUSIC TO WEAR YOUR CLOTHES TO:
Labrinth’s When I R.I.P and the Cruel Summer album from Kanye West.
CAR TO WEAR YOUR CLOTHES IN:
Mercedes G-Class SUV.
DESTINATION FOR THE GUY WEARING THESE CLOTHES:
His go-to cocktail bar where everybody knows his name.
FAVORITE ACCESSORIES TO PAIR WITH THE COLLECTION:
Common Projects sneakers.
The Black MM Legend Cashmere cardigan, Uniqlo Black Corduroy Tapered pants, The MM Stripe sock, a Black Saint Laurent Croc bag, Bottega Venetta Cat Eye sunglasses, and Low White Achilles Common Projects sneakers.