If you’d told me a couple of years ago that a time would come when I’d be obsessed with Melissa shoes and their plastic creations, I’d probably have laughed out load. I mean, plastic shoes? Really?
Now that I own two pairs of my own (from the Vivienne Westwood Anglomania collaboration), however, I’ve done a complete 180 on Melissa shoes, and I now firmly believe that bubblegum-scented plastic to be one of the sweetest scents in the world, so I was excited to hear that Jason Wu is the next designer to collaborate with the brand.
Wu has created two limited edition versions of Melissa classics: the Lady Dragon shoes shown above, which add a silver bow to the familiar slingback shape, and the Melissa Ultragirl flats:
Now, this presumably wasn’t the toughest design job ever for a designer of Wu’s caliber – the basic shapes were already there, so all he had to do was add the establishment to the toes, but I still think these are pretty sweet.
These will go on sale on July 19th at the Melissa flagship store in Brazil – look out for them hitting other retail venues sometime after that.