Shoes that Zaha Hadid Architects designed for Brazilian brand Melissa.
"The moulded plastic shoes were launched last month. Here is some info from Zaha Hadid Architects: The collaboration with Melissa expands Zaha Hadid's portfolio to the field of fashion, creating an exciting opportunity to express spatial ideas in a different scale and through different media. For the first time Melissa is collaborating with an architect opening a new research topic, diversifying its repertoire.
The shoes emerge from the ground and climb up the foot and leg with a soft elegant movement.
Advanced computational modeling allowed us to develop the product and establish a dialogue with Melissa in order to bring the design to the production line. This challenging process employed 3D printing and rapid prototyping techniques."