Michela Casadei was born in Ravenna. Passionate of cinema and literature, Michela graduated in Sociology of Fashion, Political Science, at the University of Bologna. She then moved to Milan to pursue her studies with a master’s degree in Fashion Styling, which gave her the opportunity to enter the world of fashion as a designer for Hache, a line of the Italian brand Ter et Bantine. This experience paved her way to the role of Creative Director at L’Autre Chose, the brand¾owned by Alfredo Boccaccini¾that Michela joined in 1998 and where she conceived and launched the apparel line to complement the already established footwear collection.
The main thread of Michela’s professional journey is the continuity between her private experiences and her career as a fashion designer. “I was born in the Italian capital of Byzantine mosaics, which reached their highest symbolism here: richly dressed, the characters of the mosaics seem to float in a supernatural golden space. But I grew up in the cultural climate of the Eighties, a period of contradictions, of sheer materialism and flaunted prosperity and happiness. On the one hand, the yearning for a higher dimension; on the other hand, life in the here and now. You see, finding harmony in contradictions is the red thread in my personal and professional growth.”
After a sabbatical year away from the creative board, Michela returns to business with a new personal project, ∞MUSE. Continuous research into fabrics and shapes is where it all starts. The overwhelming abundance of today’s fashion offer inspires Michela to design ∞MUSE, a collection of crafted pieces that go to the essence of clothing and shoes, and bring to life their fundamental function, enriched with the small details that make them different and unique. “My ambition with ∞MUSE is to balance design and function in a modern and confident femininity.”