After spending some time studying architecture, Mel Ahyar tried out fashion school at ESMOD Jakarta. Wanting to learn about design on a grander scale, after working at a ready to wear brand, Mel continued her study at ESMOD Paris. Upon graduating, she received an award as the Best Nouvelle Couture Graduate. Soon after, she went on to fulfill her dream: building her own label. Her collection of modern works made Mel realize that she needed to balance them with Indonesian culture themes, to avoid forgetting about her roots. In her designs, Mel always exhibits her skills in using various materials, representing the diversity of craftsmanships in Indonesian culture. Modern and romantic, those are the two defining characteristics of her works.