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The Most Elegant Dresses Of The Couture Shows
Discover the most elegant dresses of the Couture season. We at Michail looked closely at the Paris Couture shows, and these are the looks we singled out as favorites.Enjoy!   Armani Prive   Dior   Gaulthier   Schiaparelli   Maison...
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The Oversized Sleeve Is Here To Stay
Big Sleeves Are Not About To Go Away Any Time SoonThe oversized sleeve is one trend that has been around for a few seasons and has true staying power—abundantly seen in many designer collections such as Alexander Mc Queen, Ulla...
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Junya Watanabe Jacket
We often feel that runway shows or highly stylized editorial shoots mainly address fashion's inner circle of professionals. It is sometimes the case, but not always. We can find inspiration in creative collections we don't always understand at first glance.Junya...
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Gemma Magazine: The Artistic Beauty of Restraint: Michail Sykianakis
When Michail had a moment to stop, Gemma Magazine spoke with him about this contemporary clothing line, his inspiration, and his creative process. He’s a true artist that respects his work and the discipline that goes into it. He considers his world to be an emotional journey and is well aware of the fusion between art and fashion.
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Top 6 Innovators Shaping LA's Fashion Landscape

Strong, confident and enigmatic are the words former Max Azria runway designer-turned-independent creative director Michail Sykianakis attributes to the women he visualizes while draping clothes directly on the body, taking a couture approach to ready-to-wear that’s clean, flattering and bordering on futuristic. The son of a Greek dressmaker, Sykianakis started sketching women at only 5 years old and never stopped. His devoted clientele, including Hollywood types, appreciates his eye for balance. “Above all else, it’s knowing when to stop—this is key,” he says. (His innate sense of “sexy” without showing too much skin is especially admirable in LA.) Sykianakis makes his own pieces in his workshop, when possible, and alternately dons a Zegna suit, Dsquared2 jeans or Jil Sander and Bottega Veneta pieces. “I don’t like to be the center of attention, but I do quite enjoy being remembered,” he says, echoing his perennial goal for the women for whom he designs.

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