Friday, February 20, 2009

Vivienne Westwood + melissa shoes

I'm sure you would agree with us that designer Vivienne Westwood is an embodiment of the modern yet undeniably feminine + fearlessly non-conformist British fashion. She was largely responsible for bringing modern punk + new wave fashions into the mainstream.

If we were to ask you to name one of the most unlikely partnerships she could ever establish, your choices is bound to include the Brazilian shoe brand melissa, well known for its innovative use of plastic + its policy for 100% eco-friendly.


But somehow, once you get past the shock + the unlikely air of this collaboration to take a look at the reasoning behind the concept, the "plastic meets the quintessential British designer" story is very likely to grow on you.


Vivienne Westwood's third Anglomania design for melissa shoes is now available priced at £70. We've been stalking the one above for the past week over the net. *drooling* 'Lady Dragon' is a plastic peep-toe slingblack which comes in five colourways with heart motifs alongside a glittery version featuring Vivienne's signature Orb.

Angloamania+ Lady Dragon melissa shoes are currently being retailed in *cough* Harvey Nichols you know where. (I wonder if them peeps going on the UK tour would mind transporting those shoes home for me if I give them the dosh? :op)

A little history on melissa shoes...

Back in 1979, Brazilian shoe giant Grendene developed the PVC sandal known as 'jelly shoes'. Since then, the company has developed an ecologically-aware production process in which every product is recyclable + challenged the world's perception of plastic by fusing its thermoplastic technology with the talents some of the most innovative designers on the planet.



Alexandre Herchcovitch, J Maskrey, Karim Rashid, Judy Blame, Brazil's legendary Campana brothers, revered Brazilian stylist Isabel Capeto + award-winning architect Zaha Hadid have all joined forces with melissa shoes.

http://www.melissaplasticdreams.com/

http://www.viviennewestwood.com/

We leave you with 'Her Morning Elegance' by Oren Lavie



Have a brilliant weekend, folks! :o)

xoxo

3 comments:

6 T's said...

My Favorite Designer..
I got two Item From Vivienne :)

wegra @ bijou bazaar said...

6 T's

to sell? i own one piece, but it's in size uk 8, not sure if i can go back to a uk 8. :op

6 T's said...

not for sell..
im a male.. i got 1 jeans(Punk) n 1 wallet.