Though we are just breaking into summer Michale Jerome Francis is giving fashion enthusiasts a little tease to keep them in anticipation for the premiere of his Fall Collection. His new line of sustainable couture incorporates leaf prints and other raw materials used to create a series of dramatic separates and pleated bottoms. The MJF House produces its designs locally and uses or should we say re-uses materials such as upholstery and leather. Additional materials include "shoe laces" which are broken down and refurbished to create a special thread used in the MJF's trademark weaving concept. "I like to work from the material first and let it speak to me during the design process of all my creations," says Francis. We predict The MJF weaving concept will be consistent is many of his looks for the fall.
Michael Jerome Francis is a New York-based artist with a fetish for fashion. His brand of demi couture embraces an environmentally-conscious philosophy by producing locally; re-imagining nontraditional materials and incorporating craftsmanship that preserve and celebrate ancestral traditions. The result: high quality garments that are both raw and romantic. With passion and focus Michael began his career as a fashion designer and creative influence in New York for Chanel couture, Saks Fifth Avenue and Henri Bendel, NY. Previously, MJF collaborated with Dezign Intervention on the presentation of his Pre-Fall Collection. An exclusive invite only runway event for the Fall Collection is currently in the works.
DeZign Intervention™, an art and design entrepreneurial movement, provides information and networking events targeted to professionals and enthusiast from the art, fashion, film, interior design, music and theater industry.