Nicole Miller - Melange 2011 (1)


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.


Guila Clara Kessous 
UNESCO Artist for Peace and
Jean Paul Gaultier's Former Creative Director


Katiti Kironde
The First African American Woman Woman
Featured on the cover of Glamour Magazine


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.


Nick Navarro 
Co-Founder & Executive Producer


Talia Romano
Co-Founder & Executive Producer


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. 


Cristina Ribeiro
Executive Producer & President of Melange Brazil


Dericka Nichole
Executive Producer & Editorial Director


Patrisha Bailey
Executive Producer & Creative Director

NYC Team

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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