Mela was born on a summertime evening in 2006 from intuitively, creativity, and entrepreneurship of Manuela Girone, also known as Mela. Driven by her passion and believing in her gift, Mela started from zero; remodeling part of her house into a studio. The beauty of her country, la Puglia, gave Mela the perfect frame of reference for her first collection. Manuela is always in contact with Mother Earth and its unreal nuances of colors are a constant source of inspiration while research on materials, combinations, and experimentation are the basis of the magic. The contrast within the different materials is another keynote: linen, silk, laminated cords, leather, and fabrics are all organic and perfect basis to weave together with precious and semi-precious stones, and baroque pearls - all in a unique italian style.