Jeffrey Michael is currently creating celebrity costume design for stage, advertising, performances, and red carpet. These pieces are all one of a kind, and created through meeting with the specific performer, and then integrating their stage persona with their looks, taste, and musical style. All pieces made are organic and find creative ways to present that performers character and style. Examples include corsets made of wheat, dresses made of baubles, and neck pieces made of maple leaves, all integrating lighting. As JMD takes the strong position that lighting is the future, almost all costume pieces are lit from within or infused with lighting. This takes the form of many different variations of costume that fit all types of performers from R&B, to jazz, to pop. Each costume is specifically tailored to the performer and often sculpted onto them in a very hands on process of creation.
JMD trained as a classic architect 5 years ago in Ottawa, Canada. Each design project he worked with focused towards lighting and eventually moved him fluently into lamp design. After several trips to Paris and London, he settled in London, and began on his first creative commercial collections. Focusing on soft organic shapes and futurism, he has began work though his selftitled style “organic futurism”, which uses light to sculpt the body in each one of a kind creation.
At the moment, Jeffrey has worked with such pop stars as U2, Kimberly Wyatt, Diana Vickers, Jason Derulo, Daniel Bedingfield, Marina & the Diamonds, Groove Armada, and the dj likes of DJ Tombstone from NYC, and Disco Damage from London. He has had the pleasure of working in the medium of tv for Louis Spence’s Showbusiness, Got to Dance, and for the brand Rimmel London for their signature ‘Get the London Look’ commercials with the one and only Georgia May Jagger.
JMD is currently moving into larger adventures including concert performances for costume and set design for world talent artists, large scale art gallery displays of artwork pieces, and larger work on commercial and movie sets.
He is currently based in London, where he travels back and forth with his clients between NYC, Los Angeles and London.