Inspired by 1960s and 70s-era art and illustration, Melody's style evokes retro vibes reminiscent of the bold and colorful time. She works in Photoshop and uses a variety of different techniques layering colors like a screen print. The end result has a slightly photo realistic style, but with vibrant color and prints a little off register.
Melody Miller grew up in the Lowcountry of South Caroline, quite possible the prettiest place on earth. Later, she felt as much at home in New York City, where she studied industrial design at Pratt Institute, and her love for vintage objects began. She found her way to fabric design and designed numerous collections for Kokka fabrics. In 2013 she dreamed up the idea of Cotton+Steel and became one of the five founding designers.
Continuing the exploration of florals from her previous collection Rise, Melody Miller goes even further in her latest group, Stay Gold. This collection has a full range of scales and colros from the lush large-scale florals of 'Shimmer" to the rich tonal 'Meadow' and 'Sparkle' prints to several tiny supporting prints. Dramatic flowing rayon prints are made for dresses and caftans, and a bold floral canvas in perfect for more structure projects. Three new colors have been added to Melody's Spark palette to support the collection