Inside the creation of MZ Classique


MZ Classique is Australia’s newest boutique fashion label. Launching their first collection of classic tailored shirts, designed for the elegant and adventurous woman, as of March 2018.

The Victorian-based brand was established by Michelle and Zoe Strapp, a mother-daughter team dedicated to designing the perfect garment. As a highly respected equestrian coach on the national stage, Michelle has always had a love for high-quality shirts, whether in the arena or waltzing through the streets of Europe. However, she had struggled to find options that fit well, felt beautiful and could survive days outdoors whilst wearing sunscreen and make-up. With this in mind, she set out to create a well-crafted, high-quality offering that women wouldn’t need to worry about, could wear with anything and most of all, feel confident and elegant in.

As the owner of Akua Oceanwear and an experienced online marketer, Michelle’s daughter Zoe was the perfect partner to help bring this brand to life. With a design and environmental science background and previous experience as a business owner, Zoe has brought her commercial sensibilities and design-know-how to the partnership, helping Michelle grow and develop both the business and designs.

MZ Classique’s first collection launches their flagship product, Classical Shirt Collection, available in a variety of elegant and bold colours. Combining style and function, they are designed to transition from a full day’s work to the latest restaurant, or to be worn in the great outdoors, whether that be in the concrete jungle of New York or the cobblestoned streets of Italy. The colours were specifically chosen for their versatility and were designed with ongoing wear in mind. As such, cuffs and collars are dark blue, preventing staining and discolouring. The fabric also doesn’t require ironing, making for easy transport and packing. With such a classic style and cut, they are set to be the latest weapon in a working woman’s arsenal, inspiring confidence and beauty.

“I truly believe a good quality, classical shirt is a staple for every women’s wardrobe. The non wrinkle soft fabric, flattering cuts and natural colours allow me to throw them on with just about everything, and in a busy day, what could be better!” Says co-founder Zoe Strapp.

Each shirt has been expertly crafted with a high-quality cotton-viscose blend, and is available in sizes 38 - 48. When ordered from the MZ Classique website, each package is delivered in stunning eco-packaging, reducing the brand’s environmental impact.

Co-Founders Michelle & Zoe Strapp "We are confident that your first MZ Classique shirt will start a forever loving relationship, with a product and brand that is hear to create the outfit you always wanted. With many more exciting products and designs on their way, we cant wait to kick start this exciting journey. Please feel free to contact us any time to discuss styles, sizes or any products you would like to see from us..... Now enough reading and go shop your new favourite shirt xxxx "

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