Melanie Child is a boutique womenswear label with a strong focus on upcycling and sustainable fabric choices.The label's aesthetic is thought provoking and sculptural with dark undertones, and the creative redesign of preloved denim has become a Melanie Child signature. The use of textural detailing features prominently in both garments and textile artwork. The underpinning philosophies behind Melanie Child are to reduce post consumer textile waste into landfill and maintain a small environmental footprint through the use of sustainable virgin materials from ethical sources. A predominantly monochrome palette has evolved from the label's roots in Dunedin, New Zealand, taking inspiration from the city's gothic architecture and eclectic subcultures that thrive despite its notoriously long and subzero winter season.
Melanie Child aims to create beauty from the unwanted and wasted, timeless garments that transcend seasonal restraints. The garments are investment pieces, designed to last and to further support sustainable design using the principle of quality over quantity.
This season marks the first use of virgin materials within the label, including NZ grown and made merino and organic cotton. Melanie Child extends special thanks to Footwear sponsor, Tango’s Shoes.