Melissa is an architectural designer (Part 1) based between London and Bath. This year she obtained her First Class Bachelors degree in Architecture from the University of Bath. During this time she has worked as an architectural intern for Wilkinson Eyre Architects on international projects and competitions such as Battersea Power Station, CIBC Square in Toronto, Crossrail and HS2 Old Oak. Her architectural interests are Fashion Retail, Interiors and Urban Environments. Her body of work is defined by elegance in proportion, materiality and beauty in form. She believes she have a clear architectural language that runs throughout her work. Through a delight in what she does, she believes she designs from a place of deep love and compassion. Her final year thesis project merges her interests in retail design and fashion. The project explores the way the current retail typology can be challenged to reconnect us to the very essence of garment making. It configures the way architecture can detract us from our consumerist tendencies.
Outside of her degree her runs her own personal brand which merges her love of fashion and architecture. In its success it has been featured in magazines such as Vogue, Elle and New York Times.
“Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.”
- Louis Kahn
Melissa’s unique style has captured the attention of many brands whom she has worked with throughout the years for her personal blog and online magazine. She has been able to attend London Fashion Week and has been featured in magazines such as: Elle, Hello and Vogue. She also runs a Podcast called Mornings with Melissa aimed at empowering young women.
Brands Melissa has worked with:
and many more…