Melissa Shoes by Zaha Hadid Architects
A pair of sleek red wedges for Melissa is the result of the collaboration between Zaha Hadid Architects and the hot Brazilian plastic shoemaker. Melissa makes eco-friendly shoes that are 100% recyclable, the shoe comes in black, green, yellow, charcoal grey, silver, white and purple color. It took Zaha two years to come up with this design, I’m aware those organic arcs make women feel comfortable but sometimes when architects try to create fashion, products are either deconstructive genius total disasters like this shoe.
The positive thing about this design is the Melissa factory itself, which has almost (99%) zero-waste, recycling its factory water and waste, and the employees are well-paid. The company supports many social and environmental programs in Brazil.