Melissa Coker has created a fashion line that fuses vintage inspiration with chic modern touches, all with an effortlessly girly twist. The LA based designer may not have always dreamt of a life in the design world, but with the beautiful collections she creates, we couldn’t be happier that this is the path she took. In just five years, Melissa has made Wren a go-to for fashionistas looking for the perfect piece (or, if you’re like us, pieces!) to add to their wardrobes. We couldn’t have been more excited to check out the line’s headquarters, and we are totally loving the inspiring place Melissa and her team call home.
Photography: Jessie Webster
When did you launch Wren and what was the inspiration behind it?
Wren was launched in 2007. I have a background in magazines, and through a twist of fate, ended up designing. There were a few things that I wanted and couldn’t find in stores, so I had some friends set me up with pattern makers and I started making things for myself. I made ten pieces and realized that I had a small collection. I showed it to some stores and they bought everything!
Meet the Wren team: Left to right, Aaron, Karina, Melissa, Jennifer, Anna and Phoebe.