As we move steadily into the new season, Creative Director Melissa Del Bono shares her
thoughts on Statement Accessories and gives us a sneak peek into the world of an Accessories Designer.
Classic VS Statement
Which do you choose?
I have my set of core or ‘Classic’ Handbags that I use endlessly…The ThelaTan, The Thela Taupe and the Black Backpack; they look chic with everything. When I have the time to style I love mixing it up in the daytime with a pop of fluorescent as it’s just the right amount of statement. This mini Thela takes an otherwise understated bag into a newer, fresher territory twisting the classic taupe into an on trend fashion piece with a burst of colour.
Thela Taupe & Neon Yellow available exclusively online here
Along with the new season inspirations,
Could you give us a sneak peak at the Autumn/Winter collection?
The Fall collection is all about combining colour, texture, and pattern with new shapes and designs for meli melo. I was inspired by my love of animal print and my need for colour in winter; it brightens up an otherwise slightly grey season! Soft pastels contrast rich animal prints and Mongolian shearling adorns Backpacks and Mini Bags. They are accessories to keep forever.
Mini Thela Dusty Pink available online here
Here read more about the pink inspiration
"meli melo designs are the last word in effortless accessorising"
I am thrilled to introduce the new collection into Harvey Nichols! It has always been a favourite London Landmark Store for me and the selection they have is beautiful.
Read more here
Visit Harvey Nichol's collection here