The Designer


The couture house of Michael Villani has always been an art form driven studio throughout high school Michael was attracted to the arts and when he graduated he was offered a place in fashion design. While at Box Hill Institute, he created an evening gown in his first semester and in his last year, outside of the class room; he created his debut collection for the house. While this collection evoked his love for the post WWII Fashions, his collection in university focused on darker inspirations.


In the next collection Michael Villani looks to progress forward, bringing these two concepts into a grand cohesion, with new visions and fashion-art hybrid concepts. 


Michael is the recipiant of the Fashion Awards Australia New & Emerging Young Designer of the Year Award 2013,  Winner of the FAA New & Emerging Long Gown Designer Award 2013 & Third Place of the FAA New & Emerging Racewear Designer Award 2013.



Michael Villani and Model Alice Kelson


Michael Villani with model Alice Kelson

Photograph by Shauna Phoon