For this new installment of our Throwback Thursday series, we'll dive into the unique and groundbreaking world of fashion icon Vivienne Westwood's collaboration with Melissa Shoes.
Vivienne Westwood: A British fashion icon
Vivienne Westwood , born on April 8, 1941 in Tintwistle in the United Kingdom, knew how to impose her audacious and innovative style within the world of fashion. Despite a fairly classic childhood, without predicting her future international fame, she managed to stand out and mark the history of fashion.
Breaking Codes: The Rise of Vivienne Westwood
From the end of the 1970s, Vivienne Westwood became known to the general public for her punk rock style, which radically broke with fashion conventions. His audacity and provocation attract attention and allow him to associate punk rock with haute couture.
His journey, which spans more than 40 years, began with punk rock in the 1970s. Since then, his creations have had a major cultural impact, far beyond the world of fashion. Today, the Vivienne Westwood brand offers clothing and accessories aimed at a wide audience.
Presence on the biggest fashion catwalks
Present at Fashion Weeks in Milan, London and Paris, Vivienne Westwood is considered one of the most inspiring and avant-garde brands in the fashion industry. Its collections demonstrate a constant spirit of creativity and innovation.
An iconic collaboration: Vivienne Westwood x Melissa
The first association between Melissa and Vivienne Westwood, in 2008, gave birth to the famous pair of pumps, the ANGLOMANIA. This shoe, characterized by its sensuality and its punk side, reflects the unique aesthetic of Vivienne Westwood. Featuring three straps each adorned with a bow tie and a high heel, the Anglomania embody daring elegance.
The Evolution of an Icon: The Anglomania
Over time, the Anglomania have adapted to generations and trends, with new designs that are ever more extraordinary and elegant. They have been revisited in sandals, sneakers, ballet flats, tap shoes, mules with heels, and even for the little ones with a collection for MINI Melissa.
A collection in the image of Vivienne Westwood
The ANGLOMANIA collection pays tribute to Vivienne Westwood's admiration for her country and for the English customs with which she grew up and lived.
Latest collaborations: Melissa Connect & Melissa Ciao
The latest collaborations between Melissa and Vivienne Westwood, still inspired by the 1970s, for the ANGLOMANIA range are available on our website. These include the Melissa Connect Platform Sandal, available in black and the Melissa Ciao Sandal, available in brown and beige. These shoes are not only high-end fashion pieces, but they also carry the avant-garde signature of Vivienne Westwood and the innovation of Melissa.
An iconic legacy
The collaboration between Vivienne Westwood and Melissa is a perfect example of how two entities can come together to create something truly unique. These two brands have managed to merge their unique sense of style and innovation to create footwear that not only looks good and is comfortable, but also has a positive impact on the world.
In conclusion, the Anglomania collection is a true celebration of audacity, creativity and innovation. It symbolizes the perfect alliance between the distinctive punk rock style of Vivienne Westwood and the avant-garde vision of Melissa. Despite the passage of time, this collection remains a major source of inspiration in the fashion world.
Stay tuned for more throwbacks on other amazing collabs in our Throwback Thursday series. See you next week for a new episode of this captivating series.