Thursday, January 16, 2014

Meet Michelle Überreste

Michelle is 29 and lives in Burbank.

Dressed like she's headed to Burning Man or straight out of a sci-fi film, Michelle is the last person you'd expect to be an ardent Christian. She defies category, especially in her work, creating exquisitely made, forward-thinking garments, like a sensational silver harness piece that Mondo wanted to put on immediately.

 Raised on a small farm in Minnesota, Michelle learned to sew when she was five. After losing their house and land to repeated flooding, her family built a new house together, an ambitious project which created a deep bond between them and sparked Michelle's interest in the details of construction and design. Despite her bucolic background, Michelle makes garments with an edge, inspired by a post-apocalyptic vision of the future. Not a patient person, she often butts heads with authority; there's a right and wrong way to do everything, says Michelle, and she's utterly convinced that she does things right. She also has an endearing geeky side, and loves to wrap her brain around the deeper issues of science, religion, and politics.

Click here to learn more about Michelle Überreste.