DESIGNER NAME: Melissa Del Bono
BACKGROUND: Coming from a British/Italian background, Melissa studied Business at Oxford Brookes University before launching her own label.
SIGNATURES: “A British brand with Italian heritage and a British twist. Our creations fill a gap in the market, combining timeless classic styles with a fusion of seasonal trend led inspirations. Luxury leather and the distinct shapes of meli melo allow the bags to do the talking.”
TRADEMARK PIECE: “Our signature bag remains our best-selling Thela Bag. The inverted handles, which we have had patented, are a unique feature of the Thela and also of our new Thela Architectural, Thela Medium and Thela Halo.”
THE COLLECTION: “This season I have added a dramatic twist using preppy street style as an inspiration. Look out for highlights of Perspex, PVC and edgy colour popping pieces. I am very excited about this collection I literally can’t help myself from wanting to own every single style and colour way! Summer is an exciting season for handbags and accessories, it allows you to play with colours and unusual materials like rubber and Perspex, all fused with a sphere of beautifully nude and neutral accessories.”
FAVOURITE COLLECTION TO DATE: “It is always my latest one…I tend to fall in love with each season like it’s the first one.”
WHO EMBODIES THE SPIRIT OF YOUR BRAND: “Olivia Palermo, Poppy Delevingne, Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Kate Middleton are all wearers of Meli Melo.”