Mélange is a tastefully designed up-market boutique based in the sunny Northern California, designed for the Silicon Valley woman who strives for fun, fashion and luxury.
Mélange store is a labor of love, created by the Silicon Valley Designer, Chandan Allen who has been perfecting her designs based on the local style and needs.
Chandan is a trained fashion designer from Central Saint Martins, London and is marking her 10th Anniversary with the launch of her flagship store Mélange. Based in the Bay area, Chandan has designed for local friends who are Professionals, Mothers and Entrepreneurs.
Mélange currently retails Chandan’s eponymous brand, “Chandan Allen” and her contemporary ready-to-wear brand “The Sancy”.
Mélange stocks luxurious and timeless clothing made with perfection and detail. Every design is created in California and hand crafted in our family run factory in Mumbai, India. This gives us complete control from sampling to production.
Mélange celebrates womanhood and prides itself on its fluidity and elegance through its design details, surface ornamentation, embellishments and silhouettes.
Mélange values are a reflection of Chandan’s core values including spirituality, sustainability, community and animal welfare.
Chandan began her journey from India, growing up in India, Chandan was already introduced to a rich heritage of textiles, hand-made crafts, spirituality, yoga and vegetarianism. These values are very much inscribed in her motto and her work.
Chandan’s belief in quality and attention to detail, led to establishing her own manufacturing in India, where each design gets its form and life. The team of artisans and craftsman turn each design into a masterpiece keeping in mind the hand feel that differentiates the brands from its contemporaries.
Trained at Central Saint Martin, London, UK, Chandan honed her skills and learnt the art of European fashion which is still very much inscribed in her designs through her silhouettes, prints, detail and its unique appeal.
Chandan is very much driven by sustainable fashion, and looks into every detail of her business keeping in mind the environment and footprint. The fabrics sourced, dyed, printed and all other factors that contribute to the global footprint.
Chandan is now marking her 10th Anniversary of her business with the launch of her first store "Mélange" at Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto.
Being a mother of three children, a globe traveler and a happy Californian resident, Chandan is fierce in her values and beliefs, in supporting ethical fashion, philanthropy, giving back to the community and a happy vegetarian who supports PETA passionately.