Melissa Curry was born in Sligo and had her formal education in Dublin. At 17, she packed her bags and went to Paris to pursue her dreams as a creative, first perfecting her French at the Sorbonne and later studying Visual Communication at the Académie Charpentier. After extensive travelling in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, Melissa turned her love of colour and celebration to the finer details in life, leading her to jewellery and accessory designing. Melissa worked her way up the fast-paced fashion industry, launching her first collection in L'Eclaireur Paris in 1997. Her debut at Paris Fashion Week saw Melissa’s thought-provoking and fresh approach to design catching on.
Liberty of London picked Melissa Curry up shortly after her debut, choosing her to spearhead their Millennium Advertising campaign, catapulting her work across the globe. Her name and distinct brand immediately made an impact and became a much sought-after label, landing in global boutiques in New York, Japan, Paris (Le Bon Marche, Galeries Lafayette) and London. Melissa’s regenerative vision and powerful design brought collaborations with leading brand names such as Absolut, Swarovski, Toni & Guy and Philippe Starck @Bon, all of whom commissioned her to collaborate on one-off projects with her fresh and exciting concepts, narrative and visionary drive.