As a child, Melina was captivated by the different types of fabrics, patterns and colour that existed. She loved observing the work that went into patterns and objects of art. Her maternal great grand mother was a successful milliner and her grandmother Iro, inherited impressive sewing and knitting skills which became an important educational source for Melina during her early years.
She was often encouraged by her grandmother to hand sew dresses for her dolls during play time and using various forms of artistic expression became a way of life. As a result Melina developed her own ideas and style which she uses imaginatively and uniquely in her designs today.
Melina’s passion for travel allows her to visit different cultures and explore how they make use of colour and fabric. There is always much to discover but sometimes it is through ones own imagination and creativity that one makes the most profound discoveries. Both her husband and her daughter are among her toughest critics and greatest admirers. It’s a family affair!