GERMICHAEL MONTIA COLE is making a grand entrance onto the fashion scene. Born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan, he brings new insights, new ideas, and new concepts to the world of fashion.
Upon first moving to Ypsilanti in 1999, he met a man by the name of Don W. Shelby, Jr. Not knowing it at the time, this man would soon be the catalyst needed to propel him in the direction he should go. Don Shelby serves as the pastor of Burning Bush International Ministries, with churches in Ypsilanti and Jackson, Michigan. He’s a man with remarkable taste and impeccable style. He became Germichael’s pastor, spiritual father, friend, and most of all his mentor–fashion mentor.
Germichael was humbled by Pastor Shelby’s giving spirit as he soon became the recipient of the many clothes and accessories that Pastor Shelby no longer wore. This simple act of kindness thrust Germichael into the wondrous world of FASHION!
As he began to develop his own style and fashion sense, others began to take notice. His keen eye has the ability to bring looks together that the average Joe couldn’t even dream. In 2007 a close friend asked him to “style” him for a photo shoot. This went exceptionally well. The photographer, Jeffrey Cross (J. Cross Photography) was more than pleased with Germichael’s work, and encouraged him to really take the limits off and go full throttle in the industry. Shortly after, in April of the same year, Germichael Montiä Fashions was born. Germichael Montiä Fashions serves as a Fashion Styling and Image Consulting business with the motto “Empowering Your Fashion Sense.” While there are many designers and fashionistas all over the globe, Germichael looks to Mr. Fonzworth Bentley and Ralph Lauren as his main influences and fashion icons.
Germichael knew that simply putting a new twist on familiar designs would not be enough, he needed to create new designs altogether. In May of 2007 he began working at American Tailoring where he quickly learned techniques that would allow him to put his own spin on things. To further his studies he enrolled at the International Academy of Design and Technology where he was able to hone his craft and increase in knowledge by exploring such topics as design history, fashion trends, marketing, couture houses, and the like.
Today Germichael’s work can be seen walking down local runways, and in photo spreads for many area models.
It may have been a bumpy ride on the way to fashion ave, but the trip has sure been worth it. Get on board, and GET EMPOWERED!
“EMPOWERING YOUR FASHION SENSE”
GerMichael the Stylist