Melissa Ventosa Martin’s Journey
Travel + Leisure fashion director, Melissa Ventosa Martin gives us insight into her definition of Forever.
From market director and fashion editor, to style director and now fashion director at Travel + Leisure, Ventosa Martin boasts an impressive resumé.
Attending fashion weeks around the world, deciphering the trends of the season and how these are translated to inspire the reader, Ventosa Martin is inspired by the places and cultures she visits and the people she meets. Understanding that seeing the world is not a luxury but a privilege, Ventosa Martin is committed to showcasing brands that responsibly source their products. Something which is at the core of De Beers Forevermark’s ethos, with our commitment to responsible sourcing and investment in conservation work.
What does ‘Forever’ mean to Melissa Ventosa Martin?
For Ventosa Martin, Forever is something timeless and lasting. Whether it’s a piece of clothing that you’ll keep on going back to and still love as much as the first time you wore it, or the classic, elegance of a diamond, these transcend generations. Within her own work, Ventosa Martin hopes to showcase products that are not evocative of a certain trend or time but ones that can be passed down from one generation to another to live on Forever.
We are proud to have worked in partnership with both Melissa Ventosa Martin and Time Inc. in a video series, Beyond the Brilliance, that explores the role of diamonds in Ventosa Martin's life and work, and why she believes De Beers Forevermark is a model for integrity in today’s fashion landscape.