Michael Lo Sordo is an emerging fashion designer whose label is attracting plenty of attention for its structured, razor-sharp take on romantic minimalism. Born in Sydney in 1984, Lo Sordo studied fashion and textiles at East Sydney TAFE, from which he graduated in 2006.
He has shown at Australian Fashion Week since 2008 and made his Sydney Fashion Festival debut in 2010. Hailing from a creative family – his mother is a former model, while his aunt and grandfather were both artists – Lo Sordo began training as a chef but switched to fashion design after eight months.
In 2006, Lo Sordo was chosen as one of six designers to set up shop at The Graduate Store in Sydney’s Strand Arcade, where he began showing his designs alongside other promising fashion graduates. Lo Sordo was named 2006 Young Designer of the Year at Sydney’s Propeller Fashion Show.