MADAME MELON consists in chic, ethnic colourful fabrics, marked by travels and stories. Born in 2010 between Paris, Buenos Aires and Barcelona, the brand MADAME MELON is a trunk full of colours and symbols spilling onto the Old Continent. Ranging from Huipils hunted down with love at Maya embroideries, to materials handmade by women cooperatives, everything mixes in MADAME MELON’s Parisian workshop. Leather, stones and gold chains set South American tradition, paying tribute to it and glorifying it. MADAME MELON’s creative process is tainted with a concern for equity and savoir faire valorisation. Editions are limited, pieces are unique and authentic. MADAME MELON’s inspiration is humanitarian. Discover her collection of handmade jewels and accessories.
MADAME MELON travels in search of the knowledge textile of the craftswomen in the world to create unique pieces which ally the esthetics to the ethics.
Every accessory is unique and have an authentic fabric handweaved by women’s cooperatives in all the countries where the designer travels, before being assembled in our tanneries in Buenos Aires with brass chain bathed in fine gold from Paris.
MADAME MELON values the work of the craftswomen worldwide creating ethical pieces full of history and repaying 5% of every sale to an association working in the emancipation of the women.
MADAME MELON seeks to preserve an ancestral knowledge and mostly uses old fabrics, made of woven wool and tinted with natural pigments.
The ancient and traditional Aguayos, some of which may be more than 100 years old, are a direct legacy of the Inca civilization: each fabric (from patterned to colors) has particular meaning in relation to the weaver, its history, social status, For which opportunity the fabric is made (offering, marriage, birth) … There was not- and still is not – a weaving school: it is an ancestral heritage that is transmitted from Generation and we are fighting to preserve it.
We are against the fast fashion, which appropriates the ethnic motives of certain communities, without any gratitude for their origins
For the craftswomen of every country, textile is their only source of income, sell their art is therefore the best way to optimize their income and to improve their living conditions
Fashion accessories can thus be beautiful and ethical, teaching us about other cultures of the world