Nina Van Volkinburg Photo by Joanna Wierzbicka

Founded in 2014, Modern Melange is a weekly newsletter written by Nina Van Volkinburg, providing independent fashion commentary with an analytical focus on both managerial and creative forces.

Through contemporary collection reviews and discussions on the challenges and opportunities which face the industry, the purpose of Modern Melange is in arguing why fashion matters reflecting the zeitgeist, socio-cultural forces, the economy, environment and global politics.

With an intention to inspire “food for thought” and trigger conversation (born from the root of Viennese Coffee House Culture), Modern Melange lends a critical, millennial voice to an ever-evolving fashion industry.

Nina is based in London. After graduating from a Master’s in Strategic Fashion Marketing at the London College of Fashion, she is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Marketing at the University of Exeter researching “The Impacts of Democratisation and Digital Disruption on the Cultural Field of Fashion.” Since her digital beginnings in 2014, she has presented at the Next Generation Assembly at Politecnico di Milano, reported on the Fashion Awards and Ladies Luncheon by Fashion4Development, contributed to international publications including Look! Magazine and collaborated with some of today’s most cutting-edge brands. To contact Nina, email her at

The Viennese coffee house: “where time and space are consumed, but only the coffee is found on the bill.”