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Couturier / Artist 

About

Michaela is an artist and couturier based in London. Her main practice is to create custom, one-off corsetry and Couture pieces that are designed to sculpt and disfigure the body.  

 

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.

Michaela also works in editorial as a stylist, creative director and / or model, having her work published in Vogue Italia, Dazed, Perfect Magazine, Paper Magazine, Document Journal, Luncheon Magazine, Vogue Australia and featured on NYT, The Cut, iD, Another Mag, 1 Granary, Harpers Bazaar UK, Vogue US etc. 

Exhibitions and Talks: 

Live Drawing Class and performance at Dazed Live at 180 Strand (2021)

Panel Discussion at Dazed Live at 180 Strand (2021)

Panel Discussion with Sølve Sundsbø and Perfect Magazine at Sarabande, London (2021)

Performance at 35 37, Paris, in collaboration with Jean Paul Gaultier (2021)

"Stark Naked" Exhibition  - 35 37 - Paris - Collaboration with Sølve Sundsbø (2021)

Talk at Thyssen Museum, Spain (2022)

Collaborative sculpture with Nick Knight, displayed at Somerset House (2022) 

Couture Looks commissioned by Victoria Secret displayed at the Manhattan Center, NYC (2023)

 

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

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