Collaborations: Melissa x Awaytomars, and Y/ Project x Stylebop.com.
The Brazilian footwear label is not new to designer collaborations. To date, Melissa has had 20, but its latest with UK-based fashion brand Awaytomars for its Citizens of Everywhere capsule is the first to include creative ideas from the public. People were invited to contribute ideas, suggest changes, and vote for their favourite designs. Their three faves got upgraded. Two are Melissa classics – the Beach Slide and the Cosmic Sandal. The former has been given a low platform and a glitter finish, and the latter has two new metallic tones and shimmer on the sides. The third fave is a minimalist version of the clog, which comes in black and three striking colours – glitter, green, and pink. Available from Sept 15, $145-$180.