Elisabeth De Senneville
“Working together again with [Melissa] is incredible but not a surprise. I always show their shoes to clients and they say ‘Wow, I would love to get them” - Elisabeth de Senneville
Elisabeth de Senneville launched her first range for Melissa back in 1985. Extremely proud of this partnership, Melissa is delighted to be working with her again on the new Rainbow collection. While de Senneville has been active in French fashion since the 1960s, she came to prominence in the late 1970s and 1980s with her defining collections, which were a combination of both functionalist and futuristic elements.
Rather than following trends, de Senneville has been primarily interested in new technological developments and constantly seeks to apply non-apparel industrial processes and materials to her clothes, making her a perfect match for Melissa. Unconventional and industrial materials Elisabeth de Senneville has used include plastic, knitted copper threads, rubber, and wool mattress padding. Among her most unusual innovations was her creation in 1981, of plastic clothes imprinted with holograms.
The de Senneville customer is young, adventurous, and intelligent. While many of the materials she has used have been unusual, the shapes of de Senneville's clothes are often basic and functional and are inspired by athletic wear.
“I think the new product will suit an international, young, futuristic woman” says Mrs. de Senneville of her new design with Melissa.
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