Designer diaries: Melita Rus on maturity

In our designer diaries series, we introduce new work and projects by Fashion Bloc designers from the first-person point of view. Yes, a designer will share their inspirations and emotions, and even motivation behind their collections. How about that?

A story by Melita, Mellow by Melita Rus

Until quite recently I was a true rebel fighting against tradition and stereotypes, academic canons and traditional usage of raw materials. It has changed. My new collection is a mild rebellion against myself. I have decided to challenge my creative philosophy and try the traditional jewellery approach. The story goes like this.

OldNewMe'18 Mellow by Melita Rus
OldNewMe’18 Mellow by Melita Rus photo by Vaidas Jokubauskas

I had no idea how to laminate, polarise and burn precious metals but I decided to indulge in a learning experience and I befriended Sterling Silver. The learning curve was steep and quite literally painful. The reward of learning a new skill and acting against your stubborn old self is much worth it.

OldNewMe'18 Mellow by Melita Rus
OldNewMe’18 Mellow by Melita Rus photo by Vaidas Jokubauskas

After three weeks of intensive labour, I gave birth to a new Mellow collection symbolically called Oldnewme’18. No different to my previous collections, this collection is a reflection of me. It represents a personal and creative maturity. They say people don’t change they just grow. This also happened to my creative maturity – it’s the same message, just a slightly different messenger. I will keep aiming to embody my personal philosophy of the world into my creations. The world has no limits – the desire to become a part of different cultures and to give back, not just take in, is so strong that we don’t have to be a part of one particular tribe. Even if beauty has a number on it, it still doesn’t change anything – the truth lies in your beliefs, which is a basis for your life journey. I aim to help everyone to expand their imagination absorbing all your experiences at once and creating a unique personality that you are. Mellow jewellery aims to embody and lock-in all individual memories, our personal journeys mapping our life. Whether it’s made of silver, cement, metal, and screws – the message is the same – your individual journey is locked inside.

OldNewMe'18 Mellow by Melita Rus
OldNewMe’18 Mellow by Melita Rus photo by Vaidas Jokubauskas

 

OldNewMe'18 Mellow by Melita Rus
OldNewMe’18 Mellow by Melita Rus photo by Vaidas Jokubauskas

All Photos © Vaidas Jokubauskas