Brand heritage and storytelling are the foundation of outdoor brands like L.L. Bean. As design manager for men's apparel, Michele's job was to help reinvigorate L.L. Bean, so it could re-tell its story in a relevant way. Michele created rugged apparel that spoke to the brand's rich heritage and history. By leading the materials, print and garment design for a spirited collections of wovens, knits, sweaters and outerwear, Michele and the team were able to help lend a fresh new look to the heritage brand.