Frozen, one of the biggest Disney films ever. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's timeless fairy tale, "The Snow Queen”, it tells the story of a fearless princess who sets off on a journey alongside a rugged iceman, his loyal reindeer, and a naive snowman to find her estranged sister, whose icy powers have inadvertently trapped their kingdom in eternal winter. With an array of lovable characters like Elsa, Anna and Olaf, this production has truly become the Disney fantasy film of our time. Melissa’s collaboration with this power house of popular culture proves to be an absolute sell out.
Felix the Cat is one of the most recognized cartoon characters in film history, created way back in the silent film era. Felix proved to be more popular than live actors in the silent movies, and was the first character from animation to attain a level of popularity that created a recognised fan base! Given the character's unprecedented popularity, and the fact that his name was derived from the Latin words for “happy” and "cat", he soon appeared on merchandise and in comic strips. Felix the Cat reached number 28 on TV Guide's coveted "50 Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time" list in 2002.
Since 1911, FILA has become the most iconic design-led sports and streetwear brand around. With the resurgence of 90's nostalgia and bold, chunky motifs and designs, it fits perfectly with core aspects of Melissa design.
As FILA is increasingly being seen on top fashion icons such as Gigi Hadid and Beyonce, and in collaborations with major fashion houses, such as Fendi and Liam Hodges - a luxury brand for the mad, bad ones - this exclusive range with Melissa was a natural union and is sure to make waves.
Founded in 2002 when Carol Lim and Humberto Leon came together to share their passions for travel, art and fashion, Opening Ceremony has built a multinational approach to retail – opening their first retail space in New York City, and going global with other permanent stores in Los Angeles and Tokyo. The founders became creative directors of the French fashion house Kenzo in 2011, and both continue to showcase their own work alongside established and emerging designers, integrating a sportswear element into their high-end fashion long before it became a modern trend.
““We only know one way to work and that’s: things that we like.”
– Humberto Leon
Known as the mother of Punk, Vivienne Westwood continues to break the mould of shoe fashion with her Melissa collaborations. Since 2008 the iconic flame haired British designer has created styles for Melissa which have proved to be ever popular with celebrities and women alike. Toying with romance and sophistication, Vivienne Westwood + Melissa continue to produce fashion’s greatest shoe masterpieces.
“Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, is worth doing well.”
- Vivienne Westwood
This Canadian/British fashion designer has worked with Melissa before – in 1996 the collaboration produced a strappy wedge platform, using the mixture of avant-garde and traditional style he is famed for. Melissa’s unique and unusual materials provide a strong basis for his latest design, and a wide scope that enables the Patrick Cox flow of imaginative creativity to flourish.
“I like to be playful; I want people to look at what I do and smile.”
– Patrick Cox
In case you hadn't heard, HELLO KITTY will soon to be appearing on the big screen for the first time ever! This collaboration was so natural for Melissa. With a limitless potential for creating shapes and colours that please the eye - and, of course, the feet - this icon of Japanese cute culture, the adorable HELLO KITTY has reached the high ranks of global recognition.
You don't have to wait for the movie, though. Before she reaches a cinema near you, HELLO KITTY will be seen on the feet of Melissa fans across the globe!
As winner of 'Melissa NEXT', a design competition held in 2018, the Melissa Revolution + Fiorella Gianini is a sought-after style released as a collaboration by Melissa with an acclaimed artist. Now based in London, this young Argentinian has triumphed over a wealth of talented individuals to create an empowering, comfortable style that uses unique Melissa technology to emulate the patterns seen in the astounding works by the artist herself.
"This is a huge opportunity for me to grow as a designer and artist. To team up with a distinctive brand like Melissa is a real privilege."
- Fiorella Gianini
Born in Brazil in 1986, Rider is driven by a culture of self-expression and an active, outdoor lifestyle - unmistakable elements of the Brazilian passion for life - which the ecological drive, RIDER EARTH, aims to enhance and maintain.
Functionality and a sporting look are strong in Rider design; high quality, durable goods, with a laid back style, and in a range of lively colours giving them the unstoppable energy, surging rhythm and engaging power that Brazil is famous for.
Brazilian beachwear is world renowned - and for that, no explanation is required! SALINAS embodies the raunchy energy and character of Rio de Janeiro beach life in their designs, with a style that will be noticed on any beach around the world.
Copacabana and Ipanema are two of the world's most famous beaches along the oceanic edges of Rio, and they have always been SALINAS' greatest inspiration. This enigmatic style has been seen on Gisele Bunchen, Tyra Banks and Madonna - to name but a few inspirational characters.
With this Melissa collaboration, you can take that vibrant inspiration with you, wherever you wish to wander...
Born in Taiwan, Wu learned to sew by designing and sewing dresses for dolls then proceeded on to study sculpture in Tokyo. In 2006 Wu debuted his premier Ready-to-Wear line, a collection that was famously photographed underwater by Howard Shatz. Wu’s client list speaks volumes - his most famous being former FLOTUS, Michelle Obama.
“I was drawn to fashion design as it is my passion to create garments that enhance and flatter the female form.”
- Jason Wu
Sporting the most iconic ears in the world, a Disney item is instantly recognisable! The ongoing collaboration with this family favourite features both classic contemporary looks - for instance, Minnie's polka dotted bows - as well as releases in conjunction with current global box office hits. Spanning all ages, and with endless possibilities in using Melissa's materials, this collaboration has something for everyone.
"Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever."
- Walt Disney
BAJA EAST is a globally inspired luxury brand based in New York City. Designers Scott Studenberg and John Targon create pieces that are as elegant as they are effortless, pioneering a new kind of fashion and lifestyle concept: loose luxury. Their collaborations with Melissa's versatile and creative materials are a natural choice.
"We seek impeccable craftsmanship and design that fearlessly blurs the lines of aesthetics, personalities, cultures, and genders."