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DESIGNER

 Melissa Odabash is the ultimate luxury holiday lifestyle brand. Her exotic, glamorous and sensual designs are must-haves for the distinguished global traveller.

 As a former swimwear model who lived and worked in Italy for many years, Melissa has a finely tuned sense of what women want from their swimwear: beautifully designed pieces, with timeless style and cut from superior fabrics designed to suit every body type and make women look and feel their best.

The Melissa Odabash swimwear collection was launched in 1999, a collection which swiftly came to epitomise the glamour and sophistication of a luxury lifestyle brand, and which British Vogue was quick to name as ‘The Ferraris of the bikini world.’

 Melissa has been credited with re-introducing high fashion into the swimwear world and has been established for over a decade with other complementary ranges including everything from swimwear, beachwear, jewellery, accessories to ready-to-wear. Distributed in over 48 countries and in over 250 luxury department stores, boutiques and resorts including Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, Barney’s, Saks Fifth Avenue , Neiman Marcus, Bon Genie, One & Only Resorts, NET-A-PORTER.COM. The label has achieved a growing presence within an exclusive niche market. Adding to this Melissa’s own flagship store was opened in 2007 in chic Notting Hill, West London followed by a sister store in Chelsea – offering her clients a real taste of the Odabash experience.

From her iconic zebra-print bikini, which became the best-selling item in the Victoria’s Secret catalogue to her elegant kaftans and stunning,


 timeless evening dresses, it is without doubt, Melissa who is setting the pace in luxury holiday lifestyles.

 With her continuing global success, Melissa has teamed with many high profile stars and brands creating new outlets for her ever-growing following. Melissa has collaborated with Alexandra Burke, developing tour costumes, developed a coffee table book with Bryan Adams for Speedo’s 75th Anniversary. Additionally, she has developed “the perfect bikinis” with Gwyneth Paltrow  for her lifestyle website GOOP and re-developed the iconic swimsuits for the upcoming film ‘Diana’ starring Naomi Watts as well as  her recent film ‘Impossible.’

As an extension of her luxury collection, Melissa is working with good friend and renowned designer Julien MacDonald. Together they have created two capsule collections pushing the swimwear boundaries and creating statement pieces and currently working on their third venture. Melissa has also been known to work on many TV shows from mentoring the models in the ever popular Britain &Irelands Next Top Model to being a correspondent for the worldwide network France 24 during the Royal Wedding as well as using her fashion expertise on Strictly Come Dancing it Takes Two.

 Melissa Odabash continues to enjoy the attention of A-list stars; Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Elle Macpherson, Rhianna, Lady Gaga, Katherine Jenkins, Hayden Panettiere, Cheryl Cole, Heidi Klum and Beyoncé are among the celebrities who choose Melissa Odabash when holidaying. The collections have a continual presence in both national and International fashion publications such as Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, In Style and Tatler etc.

 

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