Melis & Dainon are partners in life and art. Over the 20+ years that they have been together, they discovered a common passion for exploring beauty & design in all forms, with special focus on people and places that embody a bold disregard for the norm. Naturally, Melis & Dainon have found a home in New York City - a place that continues to fascinate, intrigue, and inspire these photographers.
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The duo are dedicated animal advocates and do not believe that fur has a place in modern fashion. The science of synthetics is impressive; in the words of Marco Bizzarri (CEO, Kering),
"Technology is now available that means you don't need to use fur. The alternatives are luxurious. There is just no need."
At this point, we know too much about the horrific cruelty of fur farms to behave as if we are uninformed. We must make the moral and right choice. It's time for this new era of fashion to abolish the practice of equating cruelty with wealth and status. We, as an industry, are better than this. Modern fashion reflects strong values and leadership - from LGBTQI+ rights and women's rights to animal rights. Thus, these photographers join industry leaders like:
in their opposition to fur and pursuit of ethics & relevance. Melis+Dainon will not shoot real fur in any of their work. All fur-like products seen in their portfolio are verified by the brand to be 100% synthetic.