Established in 1979, Melissa creates innovative fashion footwear inspired by fashion, art, and design. The brand has achieved beauty through its dazzling styles and collaborated with renowned artists and fashion designers worldwide since the 80s including Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, Campana Brothers, Zaha Hadid, Karl Lagerfeld, Vivienne Westwood, Jason Wu, Jeremy Scott, Comme des Garçons, FILA, Marine Serre, Opening Ceremony, Viktor & Rolf, and most recently Y/PROJECT as part of their F/W 2021 runway collection.
The POSSESSION, Melissa’s most recognized style and the original ‘jelly shoe’, was released in the 1990s and quickly became a global phenomenon. Melissa shoes are made mainly from Melflex®, a proprietary material that’s 100% recyclable and vegan – all products are registered with the Vegan Trademark.
As part of a portfolio of brands from the Brazilian footwear group Grendene, Melissa is committed to sustainability and to taking part in a more responsible production process. Grendene strives to ensure the very best working conditions for all of its employees, and Melissa shoes are all made in Brazil. Over 50 million pairs of Melissa shoes have been manufactured in the last 25 years and made their way to 80 different countries around the world.