With MELODIE WOLF as a name, we could be led to believe that she might be a fictional character. Even her family origins sound like they could come from a fairy tale; her grandmother was a music hall singer and her great-grandfather a lion-tamer. A pure-blooded Parisian who has a soft spot for the high-times of Paris fashion in the 80's, Mélodie was especially influenced by the designers Alaïa, Fiorrucci, Dorothée Bis... With a continual quest for reference material, she takes inspiration from diverse time periods and places such as; golden era American musical comedies, Russian ballets, Medieval tapestries, amongst many others...
Her eccleticism and insatiable thirst for knowledge enriches her research for future fashion collections. Like many successful designers, Mélodie studied at Studio Berçot, then shortly afterwards, started her professional career at Mafia agency, Kenzo, then with the designer, André Walker. After selling her first collection of accessories in some of the best boutiques, it became clear she wanted to push her creations even further. For the 2004-2005 autumn/winter season she designs her 1st ready-to-wear fashion collection, presenting it during the Paris Fashion Week.
Not long after starting off her career as a fashion designer, Mélodie realises her “calling” and focuses on knitwear; not only on motifs but also volumes, drapery, and pleats.
Further exploring the field of knitwear, she experiments in various genres; macramé, crochets and hand-knitting.
Constantly innovating her mastery of knitwear, she gradually intergrates different materials with it, like fine printed jerseys and luscious suedes. These additions provide a harmonious marriage of unexpected textures and volumes to her knitwear ‘palette’.
Melodie Wolf’s well-balanced collections deliver highly stylised pieces, as well as quality feminine basics with unexpected detail twists. An intrinsically individualistic aesthetic coupled with innovative techniques, the MELODIE WOLF label writes its own fairy tale to success.
Réalisé par Seeside & Mélodie Wolf
Modèles : Valentine & Gloria
Design sonore Olivier Bobin