Fashionable and... recyclable?

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER X MELISSA comes in black, caramel, beige, lime and tangerine - Fashionable and... recyclable?
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER X MELISSA comes in black, caramel, beige, lime and tangerine
A new collaboration between Jean Paul Gaultier and Melissa is likely to make over the image of “eco-friendly footwear.”

Together, the Paris couturier and the Brazilian eco-friendly footwear brand have created a sexy, fashionable plastic stiletto that is 100 percent recyclable.

“Working with Melissa has been a coup de pied à la mode,” Gaultier said in a statement. “I've enjoyed the challenge of creating a high-heeled plastic shoe with all the values of my design ethos.”

The shoes feature a 10cm metal cigarette heel and straps of opaque and transparent plastics that overlap in an intricate design. They go on sale internationally in June, and will be available in black, caramel, tangerine, lime and beige. Retail price is set at £160.

Melissa is also collaborating with a range of other designers, including Vivienne Westwood, Karim Rashid, Alexandre Herchcovitch and Judy Blame.

Said Edson Matsuo, Melissa's creative director, “I believe plastic is only limited by a designer’s creativity.”











  

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02/17/2010
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