Fashion has a tendency to fraternise with a bit of and everything. The current stimulation in the air comes from melissa shoes’ recent flirt with yesteryears’ cinema. The fantastic plastic shoe label has teamed with big names in the industry for their 2013 ranges, to create a spirited collection of masterfully designed shoes called Cine melissa. The collaborative team consists of Karl Lagerfeld, Vivienne Westwood, The Campana Brothers, J. Maskey, Jason Wu. In classic melissa style, these limited collections promise comfort first, alongside their well graded structured designs and in addition to remaining 100% recyclable they are really, truly pretty.
The mildly glittery ice cream additions on the heel part of the “INCENCE” add exciting element to an otherwise basic pump, breathing a bit of humour in Lagerfeld’s design. I love that the “GINGA” also keeps things stimulating with pops of colour added in stripes on a shoe that would have probably just been a plain chunky Mary-Jane.
Dame Vivienne’s revisit to nostalgia resulted in this ultra feminine “ANGLOMANIA +LADY DRAGON” design. Available in tantalising colours, this sling back peep-toe beauty features large sized bow-ties and glossed lip details in contrasting colours and despite a creation which screams woman in every possible form, this shoe is very versatile to style and can be worn with just about anything really.
Master furniture makers; Campana Brothers might have turned me into appreciating women who wear flats. This “ZIG-ZAG PAPEL” is an item of true artistry. I appreciate that in designing this collection they kept the style pretty basic but also went to town with materials too and incorporated certain amount of gleaming glamour on every shoe.
J.Maskey exercised her understanding of just the right amount of bling. Showering her designs of peep-toe ballet flats with crystals and remaining true to her signature statement theme. The “ULTRAGIRL” is for a girl who sometimes cares to let a shoes start a lot of conversations -whether it is in bright hues, darker or lighter shades and tints.
Having moved very far from his “new kid on the block” status, Jason Wu’s version of the “ULTRAGIRL” stands apart from all ever seen before. His designs extend from his label’s philosophy yet utilises the weight of melissa shoes completely. The lace inlays are my favourite, especially as juxtaposed by a metal bow, also very easy to style.