Express yourself through a shoe. With this idea, we permit creative liberty capable of creating icons.
We bring into the routine designs from big names in fashion, art, and even architecture
Melissa is the democratization of design
Melissa was born in 1979, with an inspiration straight from the sea. On the feet of French Riviera fishermen we found the embryo that gave origin to the Aranha model. In little time, it caught on with Brazilians and became one of the most popular shoes around. In just the last decade, Melissa produced more than 32 million pairs and today is sold in more than 70 countries.
A true Melissa icon, the Aranha takes 26 seconds to make.
Melissa was the one of the first brands in the world to create collaborative collections.
In 1983, we made our first collab with icon Jean-Paul Gaultier, known for eccentric, avant-garde style.
Together with the Campana Brothers, we take “Brazilianess" to the world: since 2004, we have created shoes together that translated Brazilian inspirations into plastic.
Two iconic names make a successful collaboration: in 2010, Melissa + Zaha Hadid adapted the world of architecture to your feet.
Alexandre Herchcovitch is a designer who is able to transform classic into modern, simplicity into glamour, ease into complexity, and shoes into fashion accessory. Working on a simple concept, "to seek fun”, the designer has combined plastic with style and started a new chapter in design.
Galeria Melissa São Paulo is a space where art, fashion and design live together under one roof.
With a metamorphic facade, our first flagship is located in the heart of the famous Oscar Freire. There, designers and stylists show that Melissa is more than a shoe. It's creative expression.
Ana Paula Arósio, Malu Mader, Bruna Lombardi, Maitê Proença and Alessandra Ambrósio. They were all stars of Melissa campaigns.
The unique smell is one of Melissa's hallmarks
It is a memory trigger; the mark of childhood and adult lives alike. It is part of the teenage memories of those who grew up associating our shoes with a significant time in their lives.
In 2002, Melissa + Romero Britto gave international weight to a super-Brazilian collab.
Plastic meets punk. Since 2008, Melissa + Vivienne Westwood democratizes the creations of one of the world’s greatest stylists.
Emerging as one of the leading global talents based in New York, Jason Wu is a rising star in the field of fashion design. Merging American sportswear with old world sophistication, he has established a supremely feminine and modern sensibility, with a unique and distinctive aesthetic.
Melissa releases an exclusive collection in collaboration with iconic designer Karl Lagerfeld.
Jeremy Scott is pop culture. He transforms everyday objects into objects of desire.
Melissa is not just art, fashion and design. It is also about sustainability.
Melissa shoes are made with our own material, Melflex®. It is a type of PVC that can be 100% recyclable and provides flexibility and resistance, in addition to being very comfortable.
Increasingly searching for a consolidation of sustainability in the production process, Melissa even created a Department of Sustainable Development in 2011.
The book Fifty Shoes That Changed the World, edited by the London Museum of Design, cites two of our models: Melissa Lady Dragon + Vivienne Westwood and Melissa + Zaha Hadid.
Plastic Dreams is the materialization of Melissa’s world into a zine. The magazine was released in 2009, in commemoration of 30 years in business.
Our Creative Director.
Recognized for his avant-garde ideas, Edson Matsuo has been the name behind Melissa for more than three decades.
Design is a collective tool capable of demolishing impossibilities,
he says. That's how Matsuo supports his creations - according to him, modeled on one premise: creative f r e e d o m . "It sets the tone for everything in Melissa".