Jason Wu will follow in the plastic path like designers Gareth Pugh, Vivienne Westwood and Jean Paul Gaultier by teaming up with Brazilian footwear manufacturer Melissa. Wu, the American fashion designer will reinterpret his own shoe designs, the designer customized two of Melissa’s classic silhouettes: the Ultragirl ballet flat and the Lady Dragon peep-toe slingback.
“It was really interesting for me to explore design possibilities with plastic,” said Wu. “I wanted to take advantage of the materials I was given, make it all completely functional and waterproof and yet still remain extremely sophisticated.”
Both insoles are printed to look like lace and each donned with their own accessory of a bow or the Miss Wu owl logo. Both Melissa + Jason Wu styles come in black, burgundy, nude and transparent gray.
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