“Melissa is an amazing company and I was immediately excited with all the possibilities plastic has to offer” - Pedro Lourenco
Born and brought up amongst scissors, needles and fashion shows feeding an innate talent for design, Pedro Lourenco was only twelve when, in 2003 he designed his debut collection. The son of fashion designers, Pedro is highly disciplined and has a special interest in ‘cutting and finishing’ techniques.
Melissa amalgamates technology and design and is always in search of new innovative talents like Pedro. Since Melissa was founded over thirty years ago in Rio Grande do Sul, the company has broken ground with its innovative creative collaborations. It all goes back to Melissa’s revolutionary founding idea that plastic is a medium of creative expression. The plastic technology developed by the brand is multidisciplinary, making it a perfect material for Pedro Lourenco’s creative interpretation.
“I always loved the idea of creating a product that can be produced and is ready to use straight from a machine –the complete opposite of what I do. Plastic gave me the possibility to create shapes and three-dimensional effects without seams or apparent fusion.”
The Melissa + Pedro Lourenco partnership will launch with two styles for Australia’s High Summer 2013.