In our Throwback Thursday series, we'll revisit an exciting collaboration that left its mark on the fashion world. Today we're looking at the bold alliance between shoe brand Melissa and avant-garde fashion house Viktor&Rolf .
The birth of the Melissa x Viktor&Rolf collaboration
The brand founded in 1979 has gained global recognition through its use of sustainable materials and collaborations with innovators from the worlds of fashion, art and architecture. Its iconic Melflex shoes were a real hit in the 90s, reinventing style and comfort.
Dutch fashion house Viktor&Rolf, known for its conceptual glamor and unconventional design philosophy, has teamed up with Melissa to reinvent the world of high fashion. Their “Haute Fantasie” collection is centered on the feel-good theme of “Rave Couture”. The duo behind Viktor&Rolf said: "The vibe of the collection is irreverent and almost casual, but still elegant: an antidote to the blues." This philosophy is also at the heart of what Melissa seeks to promote through her designs.
The jewels of the Melissa x Viktor&Rolf collection
This collaboration gave birth to the Possession Lace sandals, available in four colors: light blue, beige, white and black. They are both playful and sophisticated, and a must-have for this year's spring/summer wardrobe. The collection also includes five Melissa x Viktor&Rolf lace-effect plastic bags in light blue, beige, black, pink and white.
However, the real stars of the collaboration are the Coturno boots, which were highlighted during Viktor&Rolf's "Haute Fantasie" show. This unique creation is a reinvention of the classic Melissa plastic shoe, and comes in 5 colors: transparent/black, black/light pink, blue/light blue, silver glitter/pink and rust/khaki. They are the perfect balance between conceptuality and wearability, creating a contemporary and cheerful look.
The journey and the legacy left
The collaboration between Melissa and Viktor&Rolf is a shining testimony to innovation in the world of fashion. It embodies the very essence of the philosophy of these two brands: pushing the limits of possibility, defying conventions and infusing a spirit of optimism and joy into each creation.
By immersing yourself in the world of this collaboration, you discover not only a collection of innovative shoes and accessories, but also a true celebration of sustainable and responsible fashion.
A Throwback that Inspires the Future of Fashion
Remembering this iconic collaboration, we are inspired by the innovative spirit and forward-thinking vision of both brands. It is an invitation to all fashion lovers to seek innovation, embrace sustainability and appreciate the art of stylish irreverence.
Join us next week for another Throwback Thursday, as we continue to explore the iconic collaborations that have made fashion history.