Michelle Banarsé has come a long way since she attended the Chelsea School of Art and Central Saint Martins School of Art. Her ability to combine delicate silks, cottons and cashmere with classic chic leathers, led Michelle to her first collection to her first collection catching the attention of Armani, who became her very first customer.
The word spread and Michelle was soon producing collections for the likes of Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Browns and Paul Smith.
Michelle later began working within the film and music industry, styling clients from the likes of Madonna, Mariah Carey, D’Angelo, Jennifer Lopez, Robbie Williams, Des’ree, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Janet Jackson, George Michael, Vanessa Mae, Carleen Anderson, Jocelyn Brown, Noel and Liam Gallagher and Jazzie B to mention but a few.
After many years of a successful career working in London and New York, Michelle decided to move to India in 2006 and settle in Goa. She worked with Tarun Tahiliani as a stylist and consultant and began designing for the luxury brand Pashma in 2009 and helped expand it to the global brand it is today.
Luxlounge was created in 2012 combining sensual delicate silks, cottons and cashmere, designing and working with some of the best international factories and traditional local crafts people around the globe. ’My collections capture my clear vision for the future. A spirit of independence, fusing fashion with lifestyle’ – Michelle Banarsé