Vivienne Westwood has leant her Anglomania sensibility and artsy practicality to melissa shoes, the Brazillian brand eponymous for stylish plastic shoes. The result is this highly wearable, stylish collection of shoes that are made to really wear.
"The most amazing thing about this partnership was to be able to create modern products, with very high quality, for affordable prices" - Vivienne Westwood.
Plastic gives freedom to shape, colour, texture, and even smell in melissa's case. It can be sandals for the beach, or loafers for important meetings. What it isn't is harmful. Melissa is dedicated to their zero waste ethos, sustainable manufacturing, recycling, and attention to the life span of their products.
There's only one limitation for Edson Matsuo, the Creative Director of melissa: plastic is only limited by the designer's ability. So by working with a team of talented designers, their shoes exceed limits and reshape what plastic is to consumers.
I mean, they're even bubble gum scented. What more could a shoe possible be?
We ordered two pieces from this line, which are both available at Gotstyle Distillery:
Jelly thong sandals $125.
This summer (or vacation), it never hurts to have a high-quality pair of sandals. They'll last forever and stand up to any travel, packing, wear and tear you throw their way. Not to mention they're bright and cute, not your average sandal.
Jelly loafers $150.
Ladies, if you're commuting to work, traveling often, and prone to leaving shoes under their desk? Meet these loafers. Bubble gum scented, durable plastic, ready for anything. Pack them away, throw them in your bag, no leather sprays or salt damage in the winter.