Melissa Michele Calamia is a Fashion Designer of Italian and Sicilian descent. She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from the Academy of Art University in 2012. Having been taught to sew by her Mother at a young age, she demonstrated an interest in fashion early on. Being the Goddaughter of an accomplished Dressmaker/Lingerie Designer certainly encouraged her pursuit, and being the Granddaughter of a skilled crochet/knitter expanded her creativity vastly. This early introduction to the timeless technique of hand crafting is the foundation for what her aesthetic has become today; effortless, delicate, detail-oriented pieces that are progressive and forward-thinking while still paying homage to the fundamentals that first allowed her to create.
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