The synergy between brands became apparent during last season’s Paris Spring Summer 2018 shows, where Melissa shoes were custom created to accessorize women’s runway looks. The shoes will be available to shop now. The women’s style boasts a signature black, architectural closed-toe, low heel shoe heavily influenced by the structural and now-iconic design aesthetic of Comme des Garçons. The men’s shoe is a creative take on a structural white sneaker made in Melissa’s signature plastic.
The men’s shoe is a creative take on a structural white sneaker made in Melissa’s signature plastic.
The arrival of the Melissa collaboration with Comme des Garçons follows on the heels of the most recent Costume Institute exhibit at the famed Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. “Art of the InBetween” was staged by Comme des Garçons founder and creative visionary, Rei Kawakubo, and curated by Andrew Bolton. Kawakubo’s work was chosen by MET Gala chair, VOGUE Editor in Chief and Conde Nast Artistic Director, Anna Wintour, to be the thematic subject for the annual Costume Institute installation, which ran May – September 2017. The Melissa and Comme des Garçons collaboration will be available for sale on January 19th, 2018 at Comme des Garçons stores worldwide.