Music and fashion have always been my greatest passions.
Following the pandemic, I was very inspired to start over again and started working on creating my own brand, beginning with a collection of timeless luxury
apparel, focussing on high-quality garment construction and clean timeless designs.
“I’m here to build a brand, not just to make clothes. Fashion is a wonderful form of expression. Keep your eye on this brand as we are here to leave a legacy.
Michael Neill is a South African artist and the creative director and founder of Michael Neill Apparel.
My vision is to create a celebration of beloved luxury fabrics, classic designs and a complementary palette to bring our slogan – Timeless Luxury – to life.
With a love of nature and earthy colors, we hope to build the brand over time and deliver only the best clothes to our clients. With a summer and street wear collection on the way, we want to be able to provide everyone with fashion they can’t live without.
Dean grew up and received his education in the Western Cape. He became a Chartered Accountant after completing his BComm at the University of Cape Town. He then spent 14 years in the financial services industry before deciding to try something new and relocated to the Middle East and East Africa for the next ten years.
Working with start-ups and fast-growing companies in their early stages was a revelation for Dean. Dean returned to South Africa in 2015 and established his own consulting firm, working with small and medium-sized businesses looking to grow and improve. Dean’s decision to invest in Michael Neill Apparel and become a partner in business was thus a very natural & exciting one.
A brand is born
In March 2021, Michael Neill and Dean Meyer had a business meeting. A tiny business idea to start an underwear line grew into a wider ambition to establish a brand and introduce a whole line of garments, with the first range’s theme being “Timeless Luxury.” A symphony of gorgeous fabrics. Just three short months later we are ecstatic to launch our first project.