A wander through Paris, far from its postcard-like archetypes, from dawn to dusk. Bathed in natural light, a gang of hat-wearing kids strolls through the hallways of Studio Berçot School and throughout the East of the city. An oversized bucket hat or a minimalist beret, these gender-neutral designs operate as signs of belongings to a secret society. And for those who wear them, these creations evoke another dream: one of a unified and diverse future, where style is both a vector of acceptance and singularity.

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Photographed by Dexter Navy, a close collaborator to today’s prominent rappers, and under the artistic vision of Priscilla Royer, the house’s creative director, these images symbolize better than ever Maison Michel’s will for a form of luxury synonymous to savoir-faire as much as progress.

About Maison Michel

Since 1936 Maison Michel has imagined hats that are anything but an accessory. A reflection of its period, a dialogue with trends, a product that evolves as rapidly as the head it will dress: thus is the mission of a fashion-house with a savoir-faire unaltered, yet constantly reenvisioned.

As a part ofChanel’sMétiersd’Artshouses, Maison Michel collaborates with a selection of prestigious brands; since 2006, it also offers its own eponymous label characterized by the most cutting-edge creative approach.

Priscilla Royer, as its Creative Director since Winter 2015-16, engages in a pragmatic reflection reaching beyond the hat to the head that carries it, geared towards the individual and his or her style. The aura of Maison Michel is carried by strong personalitiesfeminine as well as masculine, products that combine innovative technologies, alternative cultural and historical references, wearability and attitude.

At the Parisian ateliers, vocabularies are turned on their heads, and norms are shaken up. These desacralized objectsin form as well as in functionare versatile and adaptable, and reinjected into a multi-facetted daily life. This way, Maison Michel perpetuates what hats have always achieved: to be a frame as well as a celebration of all faces.

About  Priscilla Royer, Creative Director

2006

Priscilla Royer leaves Paris for London to complete her course at Studio Berçot in the “experimental fashion design” department of Central Saint Martins. She collaborates with several local young designers and soon joins the studio of Vivienne Westwood. The house’s namesake founder and Andreas Kronthaler have her take over the direction of the Red Label.

2011

Priscilla reunites with her sister Deborah Royer in Paris to start their own label, Pièce d’Anarchive. Specializing in high-end ready-to-wear, the house sets out to test the boundaries of the fashion industry in the 21st century, from design to distribution. The pair's concise, singular collections reference both the rule-breaking anarchy of Anglo-Saxon culture and the classicism of French artisanal savoir-faire. Paolo Roversi masterminds the house’s image from the outset.

2012

Pièce d’Anarchive is named winner of the ANDAM First Collections Prize. Priscilla joins the academic staff of Studio Berçot. She is charged with guiding students in their approach to clothing design through to the elaboration of their identity as a designer.

2014

The fifth and final collection: Pièce d'Anarchive stages its swan song presentation in collaboration with Jean-Pierre Raynaud, with as its backdrop the artist’s iconic work “La Maison”. The label brings the conversation to a close and shutters.

Not long after, Priscilla Royer is approached to become Maison Michel new Creative Director, starting with the house’s Fall-Winter 2015 collection. Across the collections she instills a reappraisal of headwear in a pragmatic and holistic way, from the hat through to the head. Maison Michel with its new aura sees a cast of strong characters – both male and female – enter the scene, sporting head accessories encapsulating the very things that make Priscilla tick: constant quest for innovations, alternative cultural and historical references, wearability, and freedom in attitudes, her obsession being to serve and promote pride in individuality.


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Size Chart

WOMENS CLOTHING

Standard XXS XS S M L XL
US P P S M L XL
US 0 0 2-4 4-6 8 10
Unisex 0 1 2 3 4
France 32 34 36 38 40 42
Italy 36 38 40 42 44 46
UK 4 6 8 10 12 14
China (top) 155/76A 160/80A 165/84A 170/88A 175/92A 175/96A
China (bottom) 155/64A 160/66A 165/68A 170/70A 175/72A 175/74A
Japan 3 5 7 9 11 13
Australia 6 8 10 12 14 16
Germany 30 32 34 36 38 40
Denmark 30 32 34 36 38 40

 

WOMENS JEANS

Standard XXS XXS XS S M L XL
Inches 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
China (jeans) 24/155/62A 25/160/64A 26/165/66A 27/170/68A 28/175/70A 29/180/72A 30/185/74A

 

WOMENS SHOE

Italy 35 35.5 36 36.5 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42
US 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12
UK 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9
Japan 21.5 22 22.5 23 23.5 24 24.5 25 25.5 26 26.5 27 27.5 28 28.5
China 225 228 230 233 235 238 240 243 245 248 250 253 255 258 260

 

WOMENS RING

Standard XS XS S S M M
Europe 11 11 12 12 13 13
US 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5

 

WOMENS HAT

Standard S S M M L L
US 6 3/4 6 7/8 7 7 1/8 7 1/4 7 3/8
UK 6 5/8 6 3/4 6 7/8 7 7 1/8 7 1/4
Europe 54 55 56 57 58 59

 

WOMENS BELT

Standard XXS XS S M L XL
US 0 0 2-4 4-6 8 10
UK 4 6 8 10 12 14
Italy 36 38 40 42 44 46
Europe 65 70 75 80 85 90

 

WOMENS GLOVE

Standard XXS XS S M L
Inches 6 6.5 7 7.5 8

 

MENS CLOTHING

Standard XXS XS S M L XL
Unisex 0 1 2 3 4 5
UK/US (Chest) 32 34 36 38 40 42
UK/US (Waist) 26 28 30 32 34 36
Italy 42 44 46 48 50 52
Japan 0 1 2 3 4 5
China 165/84A 170/88A 175/92A 180/96A 185/100A 190/104A

 

MENS TROUSER

Standard XS XS S S M M L L XL XL
Inches 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37
Italy 44 44 46 46 48 48 50 50 52 52
Japan 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4

 

MENS SHOE

US 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 12.5 13
UK 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12
Europe 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 42.5 43 43.5 44 44.5 45 45.5 46
Japan 24.5 25 25.5 26 26.5 27 27.5 28 28.5 29 29.5 30 30.5

 

MENS SHIRTING

Standard XS XS S S S M M L L
UK/US (Collar) 14 14.5 15 15.5 15.75 16 16.5 17 17.5
Europe (Collar) 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44
Italy 44 44 46 46 46 48 48 50 50

 

MENS HAT

Standard S S M M L L XL
US 6 3/4 6 7/8 7 7 1/8 7 1/4 7 3/8
UK 6 5/8 6 3/4 6 7/8 7 7 1/8 7 1/4
Europe 54 55 56 57 58 59 60

 

MENS BELT

Inches 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37
Europe 85 85 90 90 95 95 100 100 105 105

 

MENS GLOVE

Standard S S M M L L XL
Inches 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5

 

UNISEX

0 1 2 3 4 5
XS S M L XL XXL
US MEN 34 36 38 40 42 44
FRENCH MEN 40 42 44 46 48 50
UK MEN 34 36 38 40 42 44
ITALIAN MEN 44 46 48 50 52 54
GERMAN MEN 44 46 48 50 52 54
SPANISH MEN 44 46 48 50 52 54
JAPAN MEN XS S M L XL XXL
US WOMEN 0 2 4 6 8 10
FRENCH WOMEN 32 34 36 38 40 42
UK WOMEN 4 6 8 10 12 14
ITALIAN WOMEN 36 38 40 42 44 46
GERMAN WOMEN 30 32 34 36 38 40
SPANISH WOMEN 32 34 36 38 40 42
JAPAN WOMEN 5 7 9 11 13 15
WAIST PANTS 23-25 26-28 29-31 32-34
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