Name: MICHI Atelier
Location: Liberty Village, Toronto
Size: 825 square feet
Years occupied: 1 year
Cutting-edge fashion designer Michelle Watson’s MICHI athletic wear is probably the most fashionable fitness apparel you’ve ever laid eyes on. Her provocative cut-out leggings & bra tops are about as far from a typical omega-stamped yoga pant as a girl can get (think bad-ass urban warrior meets Vogue-era Madonna), and have been picked up by Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Holt Renfrew, ShopBop, and Revolve Clothing. A graduate of the prestigious Parsons School of Design, Michelle cut her teeth working for Donna Karan, Kate Spade & Ralph Lauren’s athletic line, RLX Ralph Lauren before launching her MICHI brand in the city that never sleeps. Originally hailing from Canada, Michelle decided to return north of the border, and now runs her business from this converted warehouse studio in Toronto’s Liberty Village.