To Celebrate Diversity
Our mission is to provide a creative a platform for artists and entrepreneurs of diverse backgrounds; the community is powered by our shared values around diversity and human rights. Originating in 2011, the Melange movement has been years in the making with successfully producing events in San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Boston, and more.
Historically, aristocracy and haute couture fashion houses have determined what is defined as beautiful -- both in terms of fashion design and the model aesthetic. This homogenous image of beauty has been imperialized worldwide, contributing to increasing racial injustice, diminishing self-love, and other negative externalities. In order to drive global change and promote self-love, the world desperately needs more artists of diverse backgrounds to showcase their vision for society.
Photo on Left: Melange 2011 in San Francisco, featuring designs by Nicole Miller
Our Advisors bring decades of arts, fashion, and business experience to advise and partner in cultivating the Melange platform, as well as strategic support in building the global Melange community.
Melange was co-founded in 2011 with the vision to ultimately be the "Olympics for the Arts." The two co-founders are active members of the executive leadership team and in leading the global Melange community.
From biotechnology to e-commerce to theatre experience, the Melange leadership team hails from diverse industry backgrounds. The team is fueled by driving change in the global arts community.
Ariel Forrester, Associate Producer
Katherine George, Associate Producer
Kelly Dinh, Digital Marketing Manager
Genesis Valle, Marketing Manager
Zarrett Rogers, Community Manager
Kiru Smith, Press Manager
Miguel Ceron, Choreography Lead
Bobby Lando, Celebrity Stylist
Hattie RetroAge, Model Ambassador
Venus, Education Associate
Joyce, Fashion Associate
Photos on Left: Melange team meetings from 2011 and 2014.
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