AuClothing's Shop Announcement

Project Runway Season 11 winner and Portland native, Michelle Lesniak has a passion for smart fashion. Launching her line Au Clothing at Portland Fashion week 2011, she combines traditional Northwest outerwear fabrics in a modern way; focusing on clean tailoring with a city edge.

After attending The School of the Art Institute of Chicago for printmaking, Michelle’s first taste in fashion was launching a small handbag business in 1999. More than 10 years later, finding herself in the Oregon wine industry, Michelle quit her job to follow her dream full-time. Self-taught, dream in hand, Michelle’s line Au Clothing has come full circle, along with her tattoos, to take over the world one garment at a time.

Au is the symbol for gold on the periodic table of the elements, which signifies strength, warmth, optimism, balance and intelligence.