An ever-growing institution, Melissa’s Plastic Dreams are proving to become ever contagious amongst the design industries, always in sync with fashion Melissa has partnered some of the biggest names in Design.
Stemming a history of romantic affairs Melissa started a movement by working with the biggest names in fashion. Beginning with Thierry Mugler and Fashion’s L’Enfant Terrible Jean Paul Gaultier in the 1980’s, famed for creating the unforgettable cone bra for pop idol Madonna on her Blonde Ambition Tour and the Conical Bra.
Melissa’s extraordinary product line includes designs from famed product designer Karim Rashid, architect Zaha Hadid and Queen of Punk Fashion Designer Vivienne Westwood.
Not surprisingly, as Brazilians Melissa has also collaborated with the world-renowned Sao-Paulo Campana brothers, Humberto and Fernando. The international Design superstars who have become famous for their inspiring furniture designs, and translating many of their design morals into the Melissa family. As well as the Campana Shoe, the design duo created the Melissa Campana Bag, whose shape derived from twisted aluminium wires similar to the iconic Corallo Chair (2003/4).
More recently Melissa explores even more fascinating routes in design, teaming with J. Maskrey and transforming classic Melissa silhouettes with dazzling Swarovski jewels. Starting her career as a make-up artist J. Maskrey broke away from traditional methods and began using crystals and developed the original Skin Jewellery.
A playful brand like Melissa takes Childs play very seriously, as well as working with Disney Melissa also collaborated with the Queen of Plastic Barbie herself. Melissa x Barbie saw the Melissa Ultragirl transformed in hot Barbie pink with zebra stripes, stilettos and signature ponytail motif charm.