A B O U T
M E L I S Y I L D I Z
Melis Yildiz is a footwear and accessory designer with a strong background in art and design. After completed her bachelor's degree in fashion and textile design in Istanbul, Melis moved to Italy and took up a place at the prestigious Domus Academy.
During her master degree she had the chance to do projects with designers such as Saverio Palatella, Maurizio Galante and Maurizio Modica from Frankie Morello. In 2010 Melis successfully completed her masters in fashion and got double degree from Domus Academy and the masters of arts awarded in collaboration with the University of Wales in UK. Melis then had an opportunity to gain experience and develop skills at some of the most iconic design houses in Italy such as Alessandro Dell'Acqua's N.21 and famous shoe designer Gianni Barbato before she launched her line of high-end women's shoes in Italy.
The philosophy of the brand is combining feminine and modern design with high quality artisanal details. Each shoe is done in the most traditional way with the finest materials. Melis is constantly inspired by the world around her, by places, historic cultures, nature, architecture and the purest forms of the decorative art periods. She combines strong colors with very clean lines and geometric shapes to create very eye-catching pieces.
With her first collection in July 2013, Melis participated to the Who is on next? competition of Vogue Italia. She was selected as a finalist. Her collection has gained an international attention and her brand was included in the list of emerging talents of Vogue Italia.
Melis Yildiz shoes have been featured in numerous international magazines and have seen on the feet of fashion insiders and stars like Hilary Duff, Nicole Scherzinger, Diana Vickers during their events.