Melissa Odabash is a former swimwear model who launched her collection 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 Ferrari of the bikini world.’
Distributed in over 48 countries and in over 250 luxury department stores, boutiques and resorts including Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and NET-A-PORTER.COM. 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.
With her continuing global success, Melissa has teamed with many high profile stars and brands creating new outlets for her ever-growing following. She has collaborated with Alexandra Burke, Bryan Adams for Speedo’s 75th Anniversary and Gwyneth Paltrow for her lifestyle website GOOP and re-developed the iconic swimsuits for the film ‘Diana’ starring Naomi Watts. Melissa is also working with good friend and renowned designer Julien MacDonald.
Melissa has also been known to work on many TV shows from Britain &Irelands Next Top Model to the worldwide network France 24 during the Royal Wedding as well as Strictly Come Dancing it Takes Two.