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Behind the Scenes: The Back to the Roots Film

For this season’s look book, we packed up the new Back to the Roots collection and flew to Lipari, a small, volcanic island off the Sicilian coast, where designer Melissa Del Bono was raised.


By complementing our luxurious Spring/Summer ’16 accessories with soft, subtle tailoring, we were able to achieve an effortlessly elegant daytime look.


As Melissa’s strong Italian heritage underlies all meli melo handbags, it was important to her that Lipari’s exquisite nature was captured throughout the campaign. The vivid hues of the island’s beautiful blooms enhanced our handbags perfectly.


Understated make up and simple, swept back hair ensured that our model channelled natural chic. A new style for the collection, our Ecru Floriana Mini looks petite and polished next to the substantial Sicilian cactus.

Inspired by the traditional wicker baskets carried by women in Lipari, the delicately embossed weaves of our Rosalia were enhanced by the island’s stunning woven planters.

The juxtaposition of light, ethereal fabrics with rich, sumptuous accessories is evident throughout the Back to the Roots collection campaign. Their refined pairing evokes the affluence of Sicilian lifestyle with the modesty of island life.


After two days in Lipari’s serenity, the final look was shot and we made our journey back to bustling London.

Discover Sicily for yourself with our exclusive lookbook or shop the collection here.


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