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Unit F Designers' Support


Mel Merio first worked as a model in Europe, Asia and in the US. In 2002 she had her first fashion show in Vienna. Since 2003 she has worked on videos and TV campaigns for A1, ATV, Bipa, One and Römerquelle together with stylist Sammy Zayed. In June 2004 she founded Familiensitz - a shop, café, gallery and fund shop on Florianigasse, which can currently be found on Porzellangasse in Vienna. Mel Merio then worked as a TV-presenter for a city-talk-programme for a private Austrian TV channel.
Mel Merio: “I describe my style as Glamour Baroque with a good portion of trash, kitsch and tackiness. I mainly design for women. These designs all accentuate their silhouettes, above all breasts and bums which I highlight by means of generous décolletés (on the back).”
Merio has lived in New York since 2008 where she works as NYC-correspondent for the Austrian newspaper Die Presse as well as for the private TV-channel Puls 4.
Melanie Merio