Born in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, Michelle Lowe-Holder completed a BFA Honours in fashion design at Pratt Institute in New York. Lowe-Holder worked for several years in the industry before returning to study an MA in Knitwear at Central Saint Martins, London.
The Michelle Lowe-Holder own-label clothing collection was exhibited in Browns 2001. The BFC awarded Lowe-Holder New Gen sponsorships with on-schedule catwalk shows soon after.
After ten years of designing and producing womenswear collections, including a collaboration with Topshop, the MLH brand took a change of direction. In 2009 London College of Fashion and the College of Sustainable Fashion invited Lowe-Holder to attend a mentoring program to help develop a more sustainable approach. The A/W 10 collection RIBBON RECLAIM became the first MLH accessories-only collection with an eco-hybrid core.
Collections are exhibited bi-annually in Paris at Premiere Classe during Paris Fashion Week and sold in speciality high end boutiques and concept shops internationally.
As well as designing, Lowe-Holder has been involved with projects with the Science Museum, M&S SHWOP, and Nike whilst continuing to lecture at Istituto Marangoni for a number of years.