Shoes to Avoid. The Melissa + Zaha Hadid Collection

July 28, 2008 • Accessories


We didn’t think it possible, but there may be an uglier shoe than the Croc. Presenting Brazilian footwear by architect Zaha Hadid. Hadid was commissioned by Brazilian footwear brand Melissa, known for its plastic shoes, to create a limited edition collection. Previous Melissa collaborations include Vivienne Westwood and Alexandre Herchcovitch.

“The project with Melissa is about creating something fun and new — something that feels good,” Hadid said. “The design engages with the fluid organic contours of the body and the asymmetric quality conveys an inherent sense of movement, evoking a continuous transformation. We designed the shoes to emerge from the ground and climb up the foot and leg with a soft elegant movement.”

The Melissa + Zaha Hadid Collection will hit stores such as Opening Ceremony in November and sell for about $350…yes, for these plastic uglies which will come in eight different colors.

Source & Photo: WWD

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2 Responses to Shoes to Avoid. The Melissa + Zaha Hadid Collection

  1. Emilly says:

    I think they are GREAT !!!I am very disappointed with the jornalist / site for the lack of vision…
    I can’t wait to reserve my pair…where’s Opening Ceremony ? LA ?

  2. Lauren - SCS says:

    Well everybody is entitled to their own opinion. If you want to spend $350 on these plastic shoes and endure people laughing at them, that is your choice. That is the beauty of fashion. One person’s sow’s ear is another’s ruby slipper….I guess. It’s subjective.

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