Melissa Fleis is a fashion designer based in San Francisco, California. After being a finalist on Project Runway Season 10, Melissa is now creating custom leather jackets and clutches. She is also in the process of designing her next collection.
Her maverick leather work employs unconventional hand embroidery techniques bringing a punk edge to high fashion.
Melissa's aesthetic is heavily inspired by early Twentieth Century German art movements, such as Bauhaus and Dada.
Studying under Alexander McQueen associate, Simon Ungless, Melissa received her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Fashion Design from the Academy of Art University, and her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Michigan.