Melissa Odabash MBE
As a former swimwear model who lived and worked in Italy for many years, Melissa has a finely tuned sense of what women want from their swimwear: beautifully designed pieces, with timeless style and cut from superior fabrics designed to suit every body type and make women look and feel their best.
The Melissa Odabash swimwear collection was launched 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.’
Melissa has been credited with re-introducing high fashion into the swimwear world and has been established for over a decade with other complementary ranges including everything from swimwear, beachwear, jewellery, accessories to ready-to-wear. Distributed in over 48 countries and in over 250 luxury department stores, boutiques and resorts including Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
From her iconic zebra-print bikini, which became the best-selling item in the Victoria’s Secret catalogue to her elegant kaftans and stunning, timeless evening dresses, it is without doubt, Melissa who is setting the pace in luxury holiday lifestyles.
Melissa Odabash continues to enjoy the attention of A-list stars; Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Elle Macpherson, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Katherine Jenkins, Hayden Panettiere, Cheryl Cole, Heidi Klum and Beyoncé are among the celebrities who choose Melissa Odabash when holidaying. The collections have a continual presence in both national and International fashion publications such as Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, In Style and Tatler etc.
In June 2021, she was appointed an honorary member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), for services to international swimwear fashion.
"The Ferraris of the swimwear world."
Vogue on Odabash's designs