Couturier / Artist 

About

Michaela is an artist and couturier based in London. Her main practice is to create custom, one-off lingerie pieces that are designed to sculpt and disfigure the body.  Michaela often models and photographs her own pieces as self-portrait, as part of her artistic practice.

 

She also works as a costume designer, collaborating with stylists to create custom pieces for artist’s performances, editorial and video.

 

Each piece that Michaela creates is very specifically tailored and created using couture techniques. She often uses delicate silks, hand dyed fabrics and intricate embellishment. Each piece has been designed and tailored to fit and celebrate the body of the intended wearer – whether that be herself or client.

Watch the film below if you are interested to hear more about Stark's process as an artist and designer. 

'Second Skin', Short Film by Michaela Stark
February 2021