When fashon MEETS art

The Art Bag was created by Melissa del Bono and Federica Fanari

Melissa, creative director of meli melo and Federica, art collector, share a passion for the world of contemporary art which inspired the art bag collaboration.

Federica was inspired by female artists. Olivia Steele and Rebecca Ward. paired with Melissa's modern and contemporary handbag designs.

Together they created the statement and empowering Art Bag.

Olivia Steele harnesses the power of neon to assert symbolic phrasing that allures and provokes.

Rebecca Wards varied practice surrounds the iconography of feminine gesture, contemporary Americana culture and craft.

meli melo is seeking to offer further ongoing support to young female artists, as a result 1% of profits from the art bag will be donated to champion and support up and coming female artists to give them a voice and visibility on the world stage, more news to follow on this…

A tribute to female empowerment

- Olivia Steele
- Olivia Steele
- Olivia Steele
- Rebecca Ward
- Rebecca Ward
- Olivia Steele
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Influenced by Minimalism, Abstract Art and Arte Povera:my varied practive surrounds the iconography of feminine gesture, contemporary Americana culture and craft
Rebecca Ward

Fashion is a vehicle and so is art. Any opportunity to talk to the world is a challenged accepted. This collaboration reflects an elegant combination of art and fashion, form and function
Olivia Steele

Made in italy

Impeccable Artisan Italian


Carrying the meli melo tradition of every piece 'Made in Italy', the Art Bag is sourced and made using the highest quality materials and by the most respected craftsmen in Italy

Each prototype and final design is hand finished with perfect stitching, then painstakingly checked, tested and approved by Melissa before it is ready for our customers

From choosing the right leathers to careful examination of the metal hardware, not only are the Art Bags the symbol of high fashion, they also stand the test of time and quality

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