For anyone’s who ever gazed longingly upon those cute and plastic Vivienne Westwood Anglomania + Melissa with the colored hearts upon the toes, knows that those heels (and flats) exude cuteness galore. So it’s exciting news to hear that another designer will be joining the fray of the Cuteness Brigade!
Jason Wu will be releasing a two style collection of the Melissa collaboration shoes this Spring. The shoes will be the Ultragirl ballet flat and the Lady Dragon peep-toe slingback. Wu, who launched his own accessories line last year, will be the first American fashion designer on the Brazilian shoe brand’s roster.
“It was really interesting for me to explore design possibilities with plastic,” said Wu. “I wanted to take advantage of the materials I was given, make it all completely functional and waterproof and yet still remain extremely sophisticated.” You can even find that signature owl on Wu’s shoe! The ballet flat features a gold sunburst accent pulled from Wu’s recent fall collection, while the peep-toe slingback is topped with a bow and his Miss Wu owl logo. “I’ve always loved the idea of oppositions in my work,” Wu continues, pointing to the contrast of injected thermoplastic and a luxe lady-fied look. And if you peek inside the shoes, there’s a familiar design element — Wu tends to line his shoes with strips of lace or snakeskin; here, the insoles include a lining that’s printed to look like lace. Both Melissa + Jason Wu styles come in black, burgundy, nude and transparent gray.
They look so cute! Just another reason to anticipate spring!
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