Melissa x Vivienne Westwood recreate the iconic shoe from the 80s
15.09.2016 6290

Melissa x Vivienne Westwood recreate the iconic shoe from the 80s

Brazilian shoe brand Melissa has released a new shoe model in collaboration with the famous British designer Vivienne Westwood Rocking Horse Ballerina.

Melissa, a shoe brand made from recycled plastic, was inspired by the Mini-Crini shoes featured in Vivienne Westwood's 'Harris Tweed' collection for the fall/winter 1987/88 season. These are shoes in the form of a classic ballet flat with a high platform, with fabric ribbons that tie around the foot.

To recreate cult models of shoes of different designers - the style of the Melissa brand. The brand has been cooperating with Vivienne Westwood for 8 years, releasing famous models from the legacy of the British designer, including “Animal toe”, shoes in which the shape of the toe follows the line of the toes and Lady Dragon Heart - doll shoes, the top of which is decorated with a heart. Shoes “Lady Dragon Heart” at one time were included in the book of the London Design Museum “50 shoe models that changed the world.”

Melissa’s track record includes collaboration with Karl Lagerfel, Jeremy Scott and other famous designers, but the collaboration with Westwood has been the longest. According to the director of marketing for the Melissa brand Raquel Scherer, this is due to the fact that both brands have similar values. “Both brands are looking for something new and something that can be transformed, both striving to create things that can go down in history,” she says.

The launch of the Rocking Horse Ballerina will be celebrated at the brand's London flagship store, Covent Garden Galeria Melissa, an event where the shoes will be showcased to customers. During the presentation, the store space will be decorated with photographs of Westwood's Harris Tweed show, which made a lot of noise in the fashion world in the late 80s.

     Brazilian shoe brand Melissa has released a new model of shoes as part of a collaboration with the famous British designer Vivienne Westwood Rocking Horse…

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