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NWAFW

Posted by Christian Shuster on Friday, January 31, 2014, In : Events 


NWAFW Spring/Summer 2014 is March 6-8 and cM has been selected to showcase Spring/Summer 2014 Collection with this event.  I'm excited to venture into a new city, meet new people, and make new friends.  I'm amazed at the talent across the Mid-West everyday and I'm stoked to see what NW Arkansas has to offer while at the same time showing them how this Kansas City man does it!
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Mitsu Sato Salon & Academy

Posted by Christian Shuster on Friday, February 15, 2013, In : 2013 Runway Collection 

We are very happy and proud to announce that Mitsu Sato Salon & Academy will be the official Hair Design Team for cM 2013 Fall/Winter Kansas City Fashion Week. 


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Kickstarter Campaign

Posted by Christian Shuster on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, In : 2013 Runway Collection 
We are live, please click on link and check out my kickstarter campaign. Thank you in advance to all those who make a donation and support the cM label, it is with you support and donation that we can keep the DREAM ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1614358503/christianmicheal-fall-winter-2013-menswear-runway


christianMICHEAL - Kickstarter 2013 from Jenny Wheat on Vimeo.


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Fashion Week Collection under construction

Posted by Christian Shuster on Friday, December 28, 2012, In : 2013 Runway Collection 
Here is a preview pic of 7 pair of cM Fall/Winter pants complete and ready for model fitting. 



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Preview Pic

Posted by Christian Shuster on Monday, November 19, 2012, In : 2013 Runway Collection 

In full swing on construction for Fall/Winter runway collections KCFW and OFW.  Here is a preview shot of a pair of men's wool plaid pants with a double welt pocket and cM label.  I purposely did not match up prints on pocket to try and accent the pocket and highlight as a detail.




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Omaha Fashion Week 2013

Posted by Christian Shuster on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : OFW 2013 
WE ARE IN !!!!!!!!  After submitting my designer application for OFW 2013 and being selected to interview with the Designer Selection Committee OFW has announced the designer line up for the Fall/Winter 2013 Showcase and cM made the cut and will be showing Saturday Night, March 2nd 2013 !!!!!!!!!!  Congrats to all designers selected to show with OFW 2013, now its time to GET TO WORK !!!!!!!



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Kansas City Fashion Week 2013

Posted by Christian Shuster on Monday, October 29, 2012, In : KCFW 2013 
WE ARE IN !!!!!!!!  After submitting my designer application for KCFW 2013 and being selected to interview with the Designer Selection Committee KCFW has announced the designer line up for the Fall/Winter 2013 Showcase and cM not only made the cut but will headlining the Friday Night, March 1st 2013 Show !!!!!!!!!!  Congrats to all designers selected to show with KCFW 2013, now its time to GET TO WORK !!!!!!!



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Fashion Night Out KC 2012

Posted by Christian Shuster on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, In : Events 
I will be participating and showing 3 looks from my Fall/Winter 2012 Collection with Kaplan’s Fabrics on the Country Club Plaza for Fashion’s Night Out on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 from 6pm to 10pm. At 7pm there will be an in-store fashion show with designs by local designers, seamstresses, and students of Cherry Barthel. Enjoy the evening with local fashionistas and be inspired to create your own designer and custom fashions. Learn more about how to create your own designs in Cherry...
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West 18th St. Fashion Show

Posted by Christian Shuster on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, In : Events 

This Sat. is the annual West 18th St. Fashion Show, one of the best and most fun shows Kansas City, MO has to offer.  18 designers on a 100ft. runway will show 5 looks each to the inspiration of this year theme “Triple Crown Summer"  Though I chose not to apply for this year’s show I am very much feeling a little left out and sorry I am not able to showcase on this amazing stage.  I am however very much looking forward to attending in my very best derby attire to support our local fashion...


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cM is awarded 2012 Impression Award!!!

Posted by Christian Shuster on Wednesday, May 16, 2012,

I was recently awarded by the Garment District and Power and Light in KCMO the 2012 Impression Award for excellence in Fashion, Art, and Design.  This award is given annual at the Rock the Block Fashion Show in Power and Light and I was humbled to be 2012's recipient.  Thanks to all those who support and continue to support me and my label, thanks to the Garment District and Power and Light for the award, and thanks to my wife for sticking with me through all this crazy life has to throw at u...


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OFW Recap Part 1

Posted by Christian Shuster on Monday, March 26, 2012,

Omaha Fashion Week was Wed. – Sat. March 21st – March 24th; my show was set for the last night of shows Sat. March 24th at Kaneko in the Old Market of Omaha, NE.  This was a first time for me to show with Omaha Fashion Week and from day one after being selected to participate was looking forward to this show more than any other.  OFW and producers Nick and Brook Hudson have been putting this show on in Omaha for the past 5 years and OFW is by far the premier fashion show in the Mid-West, ...


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OFW Recap Part 2

Posted by Christian Shuster on Monday, March 26, 2012,

Designers showing on Sat. night March 24th OFW 2012 Fall/Winter - Christian Shuster for ChristianMICHEAL, Just Because by Kate Walz, Terri Jen Bucker for NueVintage Apparel & Accessories,  Amanda Clark for  I Design with Love, and Bertiher De La Cruz Trinidad.  Doors opened to the public at 7pm and shows started at 8pm.  I was 4th to show of the 6 designers and around 7:15 pm we started getting the men dressed, thank you to all my backstage hands for all the help and putting up with me and my...


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OFW Recap Part 3

Posted by Christian Shuster on Monday, March 26, 2012, In : Omaha Fashion Week 

Official after party for OFW was held at House of Loom and from the second I walked into the door I was greeted and shown to my reserved table and complimentary bottle of champagne, don’t drink champagne but the service was great and they made me feel special.  My whole team was in the house for the party and we threw down hard, was a great end to an awesome show and awesome event.  Spend most of the night shaking hands and collecting compliments which honestly does feel great and makes one...


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Omaha Fashion Week here we come

Posted by Christian Shuster on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, In : Omaha Fashion Week 

Omaha Fashion Week has started and cM will be showing on the runway Sat. night March 24t @ Kaneko in the Old Market of downtown Omaha Nebraska.  Omaha Nebraska ????? You say, YES Omaha Nebraska!!!!!!!!!  Omaha Fashion Week has been happening for the past 5 years and is the Mid-West's premier Fashion Week Event.  I am so very excited to be a first time designer with this show and consider showing with Omaha Fashion Week to be my crowning achievement as of yet.  KC was great but truly just a dr...


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KC Fashion Week Recap

Posted by Christian Shuster on Monday, February 27, 2012, In : Kansas City Fashion Week 2012 

Well KC Fashion Week has come and gone, and what an event!!!!!!  My show was on the first night of shows Friday Nights Red Carpet Gala.  I showed my 2012 Fall/Winter Men's Wear collection with 10 looks on 10 models.  Friday night show also had collections by - BMDesigns, Haus Designs by Sierra Moses, Oblivion Clothing, OlaSTYLE, and Evil Pawn Jewelry with performances by Quixotic.  The day started with us checking into the Hotel at Harrah's Casino and going straight into rehearsal with my mod...


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cM and ALDO Shoes for Fashion Week

Posted by Christian Shuster on Thursday, January 26, 2012, In : 2012 Runway Collection 
I am very excited to announce that ALDO Shoes on the Country Club Plaza will be partnering and supplying all boots and shoes for my models at KC and Omaha Fashion Week.  I could not be happier with this partnering and look forward to spending a evening with the ladies of ALDO picking out shoes and boots for my models !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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cM and Lora Ness Artistry

Posted by Christian Shuster on Thursday, January 26, 2012, In : Kansas City Fashion Week 2012 
My make up team for KC Fashion Week is Lora Ness Artistry.  I'm very excited to be working with Lora for the first time and from the few converstations we have had our creative minds are both on the same page. 

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Look #6

Posted by Christian Shuster on Thursday, January 26, 2012, In : 2012 Runway Collection 
Just finished look #6 last night for Fashion Week Collection, still lots to do but love how this turned out and started to get real excited about how the whole collection is looking.  Cheers.........cM


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cM & Evolve Hair

Posted by Christian Shuster on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, In : Kansas City Fashion Week 2012 
Kansas City Fashion Week has paired christianMICHEAL with the team of stylists from Evolve Hair Salon located in Blue Springs MO.  I am very excited to be working with owner: Justin Callahan and his talented team at Evolve Hair Salon for the KCFW 2012 runway show.  For more info on Evolve Hair Salon check them out at http://www.evolvehairkc.com/index.html
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Look # 3

Posted by Christian Shuster on Thursday, December 8, 2011, In : 2012 Runway Collection 
Look # 3 is almost done, only a few more buttons to add.  This is a Men's Black Suede Double Breasted Shell Jacket !!!!!


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Looks #1 and #2

Posted by Christian Shuster on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, In : 2012 Runway Collection 
Looks #1 and #2 for 2012 runway collection are done!!!!!!!!!!  It is such a awesome feeling to take something from idea, to design, to construction, to complete..............I love sewing.


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Open Male Model Casting Call

Posted by Christian Shuster on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, In : Kansas City Fashion Week 2012 

christianMICHEAL will be holding a final Open Model Casting call on Sunday Nov. 13th 1 pm at the Garment District in Power and Light downtown Kansas City for 2012 Kansas City Fashion Week.  The Garment District - 1350 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64105.  All male models interested and available are encouraged to attend as this will be the final casting / go see for the 2012 cM runway collection.  All male models should come ready to walk and have measurements taken.  We will discuss the 2012 ...


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Hemline Runway Show Nov. 3rd

Posted by Christian Shuster on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, In : Events 

Presented by:
Hemline KC (
www.shophemline.com)
Wheat Photography (
www.wheatphoto.com)
Show creations by Quixotic (
www.quixoticfusion.com)
Ink (
www.inkkc.com)
Mix 93.3 (
www.mix93.com

**This event will benefit a wonderful cause - The Children's Miracle Network (www.childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org)**

TERRA ROSSA - the premier fashion event of the year! Kansas City has been waiting for a fashion event with the highest caliber of runway models, wearable but fashion-forward styling, artistic performa...

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Look #2

Posted by Christian Shuster on Monday, October 31, 2011, In : 2012 Runway Collection 
Half way through construction on Runway Collection 2012 look #2.  Should finish sometime later this week and excited to see this one come together.  The more I get done the more excited I am about the collection as a whole.  I also picked up some awesome fabric for my frock coat and will start on that next.  Keep checking for updates as KCFW and OFW are fast approaching.


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OMAHA FASHION WEEK

Posted by Christian Shuster on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, In : Omaha Fashion Week 

Omaha, NE, Oct. 24, 2011 – Omaha Fashion Week [OFW] organizers announced this week the designers who have been selected to show collections during the organization’s March 2012 shows, to be held at KANEKO. They include four newcomers, three high school students and two designers from Midwest cities outside of Omaha.  christianMICHEAL MADE THE CUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I am very excited to be showing with Omaha Fashion Week and am very much looking forward to being apart of this awesome event.  ...


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Time to Interview !!!!!!!!

Posted by Christian Shuster on Monday, October 17, 2011, In : Omaha Fashion Week 

Omaha Fashion Week is March 19-24, 2012 and Designer application were due and submitted on Friday Oct. 14th.  Just got an email from the Designer Selection Panel letting me know I have been selected to interview for a spot on the runway in the 2012 show with this selection panel !!!!!!!!!!!!!  I will be interviewing on Wed. Oct. 19th in Omaha, Nebraska at Nomad Lounge on 1013 Jones St at 6:40 pm.  I am very excited to meet with this panel and show them my inspiration, collection ideas and ske...


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Hand & Lock Embroidery

Posted by Christian Shuster on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, In : Inspiration 
The art of hand embroidery on fashion and military garments is truly something special.  I wish I could have interned with this company as a younger man to learn this skill and incorporate into my designs for my upcoming collection.  One day maybe one day :) http://www.handandlockembroidery.com/



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Omaha Fashion Week 2012

Posted by Christian Shuster on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, In : Events 
Omaha Fashion Week 2012 is March 19-24; I have submitted my designer application for this show in the hope to be selected as one of the showcased designer.  OFW designer selection committee will announce the 2012 show line up on Monday Oct. 17th 2011 so keep your fingers crossed and wish the KC man luck.  For more info on Omaha Fashion Week please feel free to check out event website.  http://omahafashionweek.com/


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Kansas City Fashion Week 2012

Posted by Christian Shuster on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, In : Kansas City Fashion Week 2012 
Here is the link and info on Kansas City Fashin Week 2012 that I will be showing my men's wear collection in.  Show dates are February 22-26, 2012, for more info please feel free to check out the KCFW website and keep checking this blog for collection updates.  http://www.wix.com/kcfashionweek/spring2012#!


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St. Louis Fashion Week

Posted by Christian Shuster on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, In : Events 
St. Louis Fashion Week is this week and looks to be a great event.  My hope and plan is to show my 2012 men's wear collection in SLFW next year and I am currently waiting on info for designer applications for this show.  If you are in the area and interested in seeing what St. Louis has to offer feel free to check it out. http://www.alivemag.com/fashionweek/


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Inspiration

Posted by Christian Shuster on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, In : Inspiration 

As I have stated in this blog my inspiration for my 2012 men's wear collection is Victorian meets modern military.  I had a friend in England send me a copy of the "Cutters Practical Guide to cutting and making of British Military Uniforms" circa 1902.  This is an awesome book with unreal editorial on cutting and construction processes for British Military Uniforms along with drawn pics of all reviewed garments.  I am basing one of my designs off the shown British Officers Frock coat pictured...


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KCFW First Open Model Call / Faction Mag Event

Posted by Christian Shuster on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, In : Kansas City Fashion Week 2012 
Save the Date!!! Preliminary Model Casting Call- Thursday, October 20th- Come between 6pm-8pm to Monaco in Martini Corner. Please bring your comp card or headshot, full-body shot, and measurements. **Photos will not be returned. You will be asked to walk so be ready to show us your stuff. If under 18, please have a parent/guardian with you to sign the proper release form.  This will be one of two preliminary model calls for Kansas City Fashion Week. The 2nd call will be held sometime the foll...
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2012 Runway Collection

Posted by Christian Shuster on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, In : 2012 Runway Collection 
My 2012 runway collection is a victorian meets modern military men's wear collection.  I have started construction on this collection and am half way through look # 1.  Jacket body and lining is together and attached to collar.  Arms are complete and ready to be set in arm holes, last steps are button holes with buttons and top stitch to complete.  Here is a pic to give you and idea of what look # 1 will look like.


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Kansas City Fashion Week 2012

Posted by Christian Shuster on Friday, September 30, 2011, In : Kansas City Fashion Week 2012 
Announced today 9/30/2011 - Designer line up for Kansas City Fashion Week 2012 !!!!!!!

cM MADE THE CUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BMDesigns by Brittany Davidson
Chelsea Riane Designs- Chelsea Smith
christianMICHEAL by Christian Micheal Shuster
C.W. Couture by Cooper Wiedeman
Evil Pawn Jewelry by Faith Evangeline
Fermented Fruit by Eli Borrowman
Hongor by Batgerel Gankhuu
House of Cochon by Courtney Cave-Perry
Jamie Santomasso by Jamie Santomasso
KALYNVALLIERE by Kayln Valliere
Kersey by Tara Kloeppel
KMS Couture p...
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cM 2012 Goals

Posted by Christian Shuster on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, In : Goals 

Being the detail oriented and anal person that I am I have laid out my goals for 2012.  I believe that setting goals helps to give direction and purpose to all things in life and with that said my goals for cM in 2012 are.  Show a 12-15 look complete men's wear runway collection at 3 major Fashion Weeks in cities across the Mid-West (Kansas City, Omaha, and St. Louis)  I have already submitted my designer applications for Kansas City Fashion Week 2012 and Omaha Fashion Week 2012, updates to c...


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christianMICHEAL Blog

Posted by Christian Shuster on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, In : What is this cM Blog thing????? 
This blog will be used to keep friends and fans of christianMICHEAL up to date with all things happening in the world of christianMICHEAL fashion.  Check back or subscribe to follow design inspirations, current runway collection construction updates, style advice, upcoming events, and basically creative craziness that is christianMICHEAL



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