New Melissa Shoes Inspired In The Amazon + Brand Opening Store In NYC

Responsibly produced and vegan, Melissa shoes are also beautiful looking and always innovating, teaming up with designers such as Zaha Hadid, Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano for amazing new models. Their recently launched new collection Amazonista takes a look at colors and textures from the Brazilian forest, which you'll be able to find soon at a new store in the Soho area in New York City. More inside.Edson Matsuo, chief designer of Melissa, was in Buenos Aires for a conference organized by the Metropolitan Design Center last week.

During his presentation, he showed the brand's new collection, inspired (somehow) in the Amazon forest's colors, flowers, shapes and textures. This collection is also including a new model of the Vivienne Westwood collaboration with Melissa.

Vivienne Westwood + Melissa's new pump.

The tan 'gladiator' sandal.

Matsuo also confirmed that plans have been approved for a new store in the Soho area in New York City.

Supposedly to open in February 2011, the store will be located at Greene St. between Prince and Spring, and its concept will have something to do with silence, time and the idea of a cocoon.

New strappi sandals from the collection.

Pink flip flops.

To find further information and previous collections of the brand, go to their website.

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