Created in Birmingham the Midlands Fashion Awards (MFA) celebrates and rewards fashion, creativity, providing emerging designers across Birmingham and the Midlands with the opportunity to showcase their talent.
BackgroundMelissa has produced a ready to wear collection with a sports luxe aspect. This trend is showcased through the materials she has used and in the detailing in the finishing. Melissa’s inspiration derives from her interest in Bauhaus and Modernism, especially the arrangements of creating structures and forms through composition. The material used throughout her collection has a significant impact on the garments she designed as she wanted to have a range of textured materials such as spacer and neoprene as well as lightweight materials such as mesh and jersey. Melissa has combined her fabrics together by bonding them to create her own new fabric. When producing her collection, block colouring became an important detail in order to make her collection come to life. The primary colours throughout the collection represents Melissa as an individual designer and the inspiration behind her collection.