Despite it's youthful energy and up-to-date fashion vibrancy, Melissa shoes have been winning loyal fans in the market for three decades already. Melissa is a Brazilian brand that is recognized worldwide for its innovating work with plastic as well as creating new global fashion trends. Melissa is today, a reference brand that attracts the attention of well-known fashion stylists and brands around the world.
Since the 80s, Melissa has invited famous names to co-develop its products. At the beginning, names like Jean Paul Gaultier, Patrick Cox and Thierry Mugler created collections that received rave press reviews for their innovation and daring. During recent years Melissa has also gone into partnership with the Egyptian designer Karim Rashid, the Campana Brothers, British stylists JM Maskrey and Judy Blame as well as the award winning Iranian architect Zaha Hadid.
Melissa has won numerous media raves and accolades through the years. 2 Melissa shoes are part of Design Museum's "Fifty Shoes That Changed The World" List. In 2008, Suzy Menkes the highly influential fashion critic, wrote a half page tribute on Melissa in her International Herald Tribune column. 2009 saw New York York Times lauding Melissa for being a pioneer in the field of Jelly shoes.
Melissa also counts as its fans, numerous celebrities and super models including Katy Perry, Dita Von Teese, Agness Deyn, Anna Hathaway, Katie Holmes, Jessica Biel and Alicia Silverstone.