“Plastic is such a malleable material, so flexible, biomorphic, high performing, democratic, comfortable, soft, complex, moldable and variable. I have always dreamed of a plastic world – a PLASTIC UTOPIA, where everything is warm, rounded, soft and beautifully colourful.”
“melissa is from a place that is foreign to me, Brazil, an exotic place, a place that reminds me only of dreams, a place full of life, warm hearts, passion, creativity and love. I had no idea that a company existed that makes injection molded plastic shoes, that is capable of such complex wonderments for the feet….. Now I know, and now I have the pleasure and opportunity to create some small artistic expressions that add to their positive spirited line of shoes. This collaboration is MELISSA KARIM. This is a beautiful project and a great collaboration to soften and domocratize our every day objects” – KARIM RASHID.
Karim Rashid, the celebrated New York based Egyptian designer, has previously worked with Issey Miyake, Prada, Georgio Armani, Artemide, Cappellini, Edra and Sony, just to name a few!! Karim’s teardrop shaped high heel style for melissa became a hit amongst trendsetters around the globe. His works combine modern design with a classic model of the brand. He also designed a sneaker with winding lines, a bag with Rashid ICONS and a watch, all for melissa.