Michele Brand Guide
The Michele brand is fashion designed for women, by women, with an all female design team. Michele trousers and jeans are simply and sculpturally beautiful, in a soft cotton or strong denim construction. The company has a true passion for detail and is driven to create the most perfect, most flattering fit.
The History of Michele
The history of Michele began in the 1920s in Germany, where Michael Irskens set up a line of men’s trousers. Gradually, Michael added women’s and children’s clothes to his collection. When Michael Irskens died, his sons took over the business – and they began to specialise in ladies’ trousers, gradually focussing solely on women’s clothes.
When Catherine Hepfer took over running the company, she had a vision of creating the perfect trousers and skirts for professional and fashion savvy women, with an eye to both quality and detail. Many Michele fans will buy no other brand of trousers.
The ‘Magic’ of Michele
Michele’s ‘magic’ technology helps to smooth the female figure by gently and effectively flattening the stomach and hips for a flattering effect. The Michele brand creates trousers and jeans which fit all types of figures. Michele produces a broad range of women’s jeans and trousers in different fits, styles and fabrics so that women can find their perfect fit in fashionable and classic styles, to suit and enhance their shape. Trousers are available in both regular or short lengths and in sizes from 10 to 22.
Michele designers have perfected the art of creating trousers to fit and flatter. They expertly tailor the trousers to fit real women’s bodies of different shapes and sizes – with extra room in the waist and intelligently criss-crossing patterns to flatten the stomach and lift and shape the bottom. Michele trousers and jeans make you look and feel firmer and slimmer and so they can increase customer confidence. The blended cotton, polyester and elastane makes for a subtle stretch and a garment that holds its shape for a superb fit all day and night.
Michele’s ‘powerstretch’ denim and fabric is very soft to wear, as well as being stretchy and supportive, to really sculpt the female figure for the most flattering effect possible.
Perfect for Pairing
Relaxed, yet simply and beautifully styled, Michele trousers and jeans are perfect for pairing with our Norma James at Corbridge stand out designer pieces, such as Joseph Ribkoff and Crea. Michele’s (often) plain colours combine well with many patterns, designs, styles and fabrics. They also complement our more casual, country and sporty brands, such as Barbour and Saint James.
Work and Play in Michele Clothes
Michele trousers are perfect for dress, leisure or workwear and can be dressed up or down. All are ideal for year-round wear, with their tough, top quality fabrics and construction. This trademark Michele quality makes you feel confident in their clothes and this explains why discerning women return again and again to this popular brand.
Many Michele pieces are accented with beautiful jewels around the pockets, others with studs, and all with the branded Michele button. Each season, Michele releases new fabrics and also a fabulous new colour palette. These quality trousers vary in detail and design, so please read our individual descriptions carefully to help you to choose the pair that will suit you perfectly.
Michele jeans and trousers can be classed as an investment piece. They can be styled in an endless variety of ways and they’re really comfortable all day long! Choosing a pair of Michele jeans will guarantee that you get a really good fit, fine detailing and a hard-wearing fabric that you will be enjoying for years to come.
The Michele brand has a history spanning close to 100 years, as a leading European designer of high quality fashions. The female designers very carefully select materials from the world’s top textile mills, to be certain of acquiring innovative fabrics for their trousers. To ensure the high quality of the Michele brand, production is supervised by Michele technicians. Every single garment has a very thorough quality control check before leaving the factory.
The Michele ‘Magic’ Jean is the most popular product in the collection. The jeans come in classic dark indigo and other colours. The dark indigo jeans are an easy-to-wear, wardrobe item. Navy jeans are a popular choice, partly because dark indigo is flattering – yet it lacks the starkness of black. To make your Michele jeans work from summer right through to autumn and winter, layer them up with your favourite longer knits and a stunning coat or jacket. Statement boots can really flatter your legs and dress up your Michele jeans. Why not add a colour pop in a strong red, yellow, green or orange, to create a bold impact for your look?
Michele also specialises in smart trousers. Their structured and well fitted trousers are an excellent start to a chic look, for work, travel or weekend wear. Michele’s trousers incorporate their flattering technology into their designs and their trousers are perfect for both your corporate and leisure wardrobes.
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