Melissa has a degree in surface design from the University of the Arts, London and her debut collection is titled ‘The Curiosities.'
I love the eccentricity and delicacy of Melissa’s designs, which have grown out of her passion for drawing, painting and collage. She loves Victorian photography, and combining old images taken from these photographs with her own sketchings to create something totally original. She also loves the style of Victorian botanical drawings and juxtaposes old sepia photos with bees and butterflies, ballet dancers with deer heads, and other quirky combinations! She begins the process by collecting ephemera from the past, old sepia photographs, tatty material, delving into the attic for anything covered in dust and playing with those bits and bobs to make surreal and often humorous designs
Vintage Victoriana with a modern twist!