MELISSA came about in the late 1970’s in Brazil with over thirty years of history since its first inspired simple plastic shoe by fishermen in the south of France. This simple inspiration was then absorbed and carved with creativity leading them to the forefront of design and development of jelly shoe technology. Melissa is a pioneer and trend setter in the world of plastic shoes.
Since its inception, Melissa has embarked on high-profile collaborations with innovative and trendsetting designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Zaha Hadid, Thierry Mugler, Patrick Cox, Vivienne Westwood, the Campana Brothers and many others, Melissa blends form to function and design to utility. The results are often a mischievous wink to the moods and fantasies of each specific era. Iconic, sassy and colorful wearable objects of design.