BIOGRAPHY

1975  Born in Melbourne (Australia) as the youngest of three children
1992  Begins working for Australian fashion brand SABA at 16
1994  Named Visual Creative Supervisor of SABA
2004  Moves to New York and begins experimenting with the use of digital print in textile design
2006  Appointed Style Director for Maybelline
2007  Starts his own label, Michael Angel
2008  Launches his first collection which pioneers the use of digital prints during the Mercedes-Benz 2009 Spring/Summer New York Fashion Week
Featured as an Upcoming Designer to watch in Vogue magazine (US)
2009  Named Global Style Director for L’Oréal
Designs his 2010 Spring/Summer collection inspired in part by Tamara de Lempicka paintings
2010  Moves to East Hampton, NY
Collaborates with Manolo Blahnik using his signature digital printing technique
Names Edgar Degas as one of the inspirations behind his 2010 Fall/Winter collection
Nominated for the rising star award of Fashion Group International
2011  Designs a collection influenced in part by the art of Mark Rothko for Fall/Winter 2011
Inspired by ancient civilizations, the digital prints for his Spring/Summer 2012 collection feature motifs of Egyptian pyramid floor plans and portraits of Cleopatra
2012  Revisits the classic Hawaiian shirt by using digital prints for his Resort Collection
His styling work on the Preference hair campaign for L’Oréal directed by Paul Gore wins two Cristal Awards
Starts painting Series 1 in East Hampton, NY
2013  Featured in the exhibition Digital Print Fashion at the Phoenix Art Museum alongside Alexander McQueen and Issey Miyake among others
Included in Tamasin Doe’s book The Print Revolution - Groundbreaking Textile Design in the Digital Age
Creates a capsule collection for Moda Operandi with new prints inspired by the human rights movement
2015  Moves into Greenpoint (Brooklyn) studio and starts painting Series 2
2016  Begins painting Series 3
2017  Road trip across the United States inspires the Middle America Series