Brazil's plastic footwear company Melissa, whose latest new collaboration was with none other than the Grande Dame of British fashion, Vivienne Westwood, is keeping it coming with some other exciting models in its upcoming Winter 2008 collection that deserve spotlights. It's proof in the plastic that the mania for their candy-scented shoes—much of them done in partnership with major designers—will once again go unrivaled.
Melissa Joy + Alexandre Herchcovitch
Alexandre Herchcovitch's Melissa shoes last season were super feminine, with pointy toes and elevated soles. This time around he reverts to his tendency to turn his women androgynous with a sexy wing-tip in brilliant colors and a slight shimmer—must-haves.
Taking cues from popular characters from childhood, this fun line includes Le Petit Prince who gets a pointy flat for winter. Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, the first-ever Disney character, stars on a special Ultragirl model that will first be sold at Colette in Paris before hitting Brazil.
Melissa Ultragirl + J. Maskrey
This crystal-studded shoe proved to be so popular that it's been brought back in a darker color called "smoke."
You can find Melissa throughout Brazil, and internationally at Colette and Le Bon Marche in France, Harvey Nichols and Dover Street Market in London, Beams in Japan, and Opening Ceremony in New York and Noodle Stories in Los Angeles.