We welcome Meli Melo back to the store with this collection of limited edition Sleek Stegosaurus Capsule collection.
The Exclusive Collection sees two creative minds merge to produce a handbag that is both enticingly playful and effectively cool. Inspired by her passion for illustration, Creative Director Melissa Del Bono has teamed with Japanese Artist and Blogger Shoko on a mission to introduce illustrative art to the fans of Meli Melo.
Melissa Del Bono and Shoko
"Illustration is a way of expressing emotion and character through image. I was inspired by a vintage dinosaur toy that my daughter loved. It was more of an ornament than a toy and I loved the futuristic lines and modern art aesthetic that it had. I wanted to create something stylish and individual turning the ordinary and unexpected, into a luxury fashion piece. This collaboration is very personal to me. It’s a lot about contrasts. There is an element of fun and a certain naivety that I wanted to play on with these accessories. The illustrations reflect childhood fantasies yet they are made elegant by the contrasting palette of a beautifully soft dusky lilac and grown-up pastel pink." - Melissa Del Bono, founder of Meli Melo
The illustrations are expertly painted onto the finest Italian leather that fans have came to know Meli Melo bags for. The result is a discrete matt finish and pristine line representing the freehand nature of Shoko’s work; as if the image has been drawn straight onto the leather. The relaxed nature of the Thela bag allows the wearer to carry a modern print without the pretension of trying too hard.
Shoko for Meli Melo Thela Medium in Dusky Pink
The Shoko for Meli Melo Thela bags are available in the medium and mini sizes. Each Thela bag is made with love and care by the most skilled craftsman in Italy who carefully stitch each bag to withstand the rigours of everyday wear, taking up to 6 weeks for the Thela handbag to come to life.
For those of you who prefer clutches, the Shoko for Meli Melo series also includes a clutch that is sized perfectly for the essentials - wallet, phone, keys and lipstick.
Shoko for Meli Melo is now available at our Scotts Square store and online.