Fashion Stylist Michael Dye

Michael Dye is a Fashion stylist with over 20 years, first landing an edge at Vogue Australia as a fashion editor.

Michael moved to Europe and made Milan his base, from there his career took off; he went on to figure for Italian Vogue Gioiello and Italian Vogue Pelle as a contract fashion editor styling stories with the likes of Jerry Hall, Sophie Dahl and Erin O’Connor. a contract for life style Italia styling haute couture editorials with a-listers like Mischa Barton, Naomi Watts, Adrian Brody and Pierce Brosnan also as an array of top models.

Michael currently resides between Europe and therefore the US, contributing to life style Italia and other national and international publications.

Clients Include: Editorial- Vogue, Elle, Tatler, Harpers Bazaar, life style and Schon, Zink

Commercials: L’Oreal, Maxmara, Jenny Packham, Wella, Le Perla, Intimissimi, Mercedesm Volvo Nintendo, Police Eyewear, Rolling Eyewear, Pupa Cosmetics, Platinum Guild, artistic movement Cosmetcs, Bilancioni, Henry Cottons, Kadus Hair Products, Karstadt and Les Tropezinne Shoes

Photographers: Helena Christenensen, Pascal Chevellier, Ben Watts, Simon Emmett, Chris Craymer, Simon Upton, Kevin Sinclair, Anders Overgaard, Chris Dunlop, Andreas Stavrinides, Fulvio Maiani, Marc de Groot, Lee Jenkins, Jason Bell, Giorgio z Gatti, Nick Kelly, Morten Qvale, Edland Man, Frances Melhop, Greg Kadel and Nancy Fina

Celebrities: Linda Gray, Erin O’Connor, Rene Zellweger, Adrian Brody, Mischa Barton, Sophie Dahl, Devon Aoki, Naomi Watts, Helena Christensen, Pierce Brosnan, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Alex Wek, Jerry Hall, Jodie Kidd and Ines Sastre.

Rosie Huntington Whiteley with Fashion Stylist Michael Dye Interview

How did you become a fashion stylist?  

I was working in Sydney Australia as a national visual merchandiser, and also modeling part-time on the side, I was doing a photographic session with a photographer and she was stressing as she needed a fashion stylist for a shoot coming up so jumped at the chance ! i feel much more creative and comfortable behind the lens. 

Which was your first job in the fashion business?

It was just amazing I started to put a book of tests together I had done over a period of months with various people and I said to my flatmate at the time who is a fashion photographer i think I am going to see if I can get an appointment to show my book at Vogue Australia, the fashion director at the time Tony Glenville loved my work and commissioned me on the spot to do a story gave me a budget and I had to decide everything else …the rest is history…

Dita Von Tesse with Fashion Stylist Michael Dye Interview
Devon Aoiki with Fashion Stylist Michael Dye Interview

What advice would you give an upcoming fashion stylist? 

Follow your heart you have to really want to be a stylist its hard both mentally and physically so you have to have a passion for fashion.

What has been the most memorable moment of your career, as a fashion stylist so far? 

There are so many I have worked with a lot of A list celebrities and have a lot of funny stories maybe i will write a book one day haha.

What challenges do you have as a fashion stylist? 

There are many the amount of emails you have to send out to request clothes then follow up and logistics these are the most challenging things…

How would you describe your style? 

My style has now evolved into a more timeless Japanese look I love @yohjiyamatoofficial as there clothes are timeless you can buy them now and wear them in 20 years and they look good on a 20 year old or a 90 year old for me now its about quality garments that keep on giving and you have forever …

What trends are you loving right now? 

I am loving how people are thinking outside the box and creating new looks with there existing wardrobes

Fashion Stylist Michael Dye Interview
Fashion Stylist Michael Dye Interview

What’s the best style advice you’ve received?

Accessories are everything a great pair shoes and make a dull outfit come to life.

Tell us about the magazine cellotapemag

A new digital platform and visionary board, a collective of beautiful souls sharing there journeys along the way and expressing themselves through mediums of fashion , beauty, art, and life a magazine for the people and in essence by the people, join in the quest for something new something beyond mainstream publications. Its been almost three years in the making without the support of my team it would have been extremely challenging, looking to a bright future and a new way of showcasing a magazine.

Rosie Huntington Whiteley with Fashion Stylist Michael Dye Interview
Rosie Huntington Whiteley with Fashion Stylist Michael Dye Interview

In which project are you working right now 

I am dividing my time between cellotape and a new luxury e commerce magazine that I am Editorinchief of launching in the new year.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years

Helping others devoting my life to being a philanthropist

 

To know more about Michael Dye, please visit: Michael Dye

To know more about Cellotape Magazine, please visit: Cellotape

 

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Michael Dye

 

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