Monday, August 23, 2010

DIY 'Shape Shifting' Melissa Booties

Whether or not you are a devoted fan of Melissa Shoes (aka Melissa Plastic Dreams) is really a matter of personal taste and attitude about PVC chic. A favorite footwear company amongst the vegan set, these uber-hip jellies just keep on tapping into a Rolodex of cool designer contacts for their featured collaborations.

As reported on T Magazine's blog, Melissa's has now teamed up with Gaetano Pesce, the legendary Italian architect and designer, for the creation of these 'DIY booties' composed of interconnected PVC circles that can be crafted into customized flats, sandals, or flip-flops, by simply cutting away the jelly discs for either free form or symmetrical shaping. Sounds good in theory, but what happens when you cut away too much or do not like your own whittling? Pesce encourages us by stating, "This is the future of mass production. With the technology we have today, we can give people something that is half done and ask them to finish it." Hmmm, go figure.

*image and find via T Magazine's blog

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