Mules with a 3/4 cm half heel, rubber modeled to simulate the ancient windows of nineteenth-century greenhouses and, between the iconic scent of Melissa shoes and the princess style, it seems the childhood dream of the crystal shoes made reality.
The idea behind the Victorian inspiration is to deconstruct the conception of luxury, opulence and fragility of the classic crystal slipper through the use of plastic, distorting the principle of preciousness in a product that visually reflects the classic imagery of princess shoe but which is actually rubber worked to simulate the effect.
Among the cornerstones of Y/Project’s DNA, the mixture of past and present and the reinterpretation of history in a dystopian version have never been lacking, and this collaboration further underlines the clear intentions.
Melissa, on the other hand, has always been a spokesperson for the concept of democratization of fashion through the use of a “bare” material such as rubber which, an object of easy manipulation and malleability, manages to evoke different styles and materials. It lends itself without exception to any type of shoe, offering every model, from sneakers to ballet flats to stiletto heels, the Melissa version in fragrant recycled plastic.
The collaboration, in fact, fully respects the eco-compatibility criteria of the Brazilian footwear brand. All Melissa shoes are produced with a material patented by the brand itself, unique in its kind, MELFLEX ™, an evolution of PVC able to guarantee unparalleled elasticity, impermeability and resistance, it is also hypoallergenic and odorless, and, as already mentioned, 100% recyclable, a factor not to be underestimated if you are talking about a product completely made of plastic!
“The disruptive quality of Y/Project‘s brand and design is Melissa‘s greatest motivator in this new collaboration, given our history and devotion to innovating and setting trends since our first-ever collab with Jean Paul Gaultier in 1982.”
-Says the footwear brand.
If you want to know more:
The collaboration on Y/Project’s website
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