Melissa Braconnier

Melissa Braconnier's designs grow out of her passion for drawing, painting and collage. In her work she creates a world both bizarre and beautiful; a magical narrative where old folk memories meet with personal experiences of travel in the Middle East and are juxtaposed with ballet dancers with deer heads, Victorian photographs, bees, butterflies and pages from the Financial Times. The process often begins with collecting ephemera from past eras, old sepia photographs, tatty material, delving into the attic for anything covered in dust and playing with those bits and bobs to make surreal and often humorous designs. Melissa has a degree in surface design and her debut collection is titled ‘The Curiosities’.