PHOTOS: These Are The Plastic Shoes Jason Wu Wants You To Wear

What’s next in designer capsule collections? Jason Wu‘s collaboration with Brazilian shoe brand, Melissa. Women’s Wear Daily reports that Taiwanese-born Wu will be releasing two styles in his collaboration with the plastic shoe brand, following in the footsteps of Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Gareth Pugh.

Instead of introducing new looks, the designer is updating Melissa’s classics, including the Ultragirl ballet flat and the Lady Dragon peep-toe slingback. Though the silhouettes are Melissa originals, the customizations are Wu through-and-through. From the Lady Dragon’s sunburst accent (that first appeared in his fall collection) to the Ultragirl’s Miss Wu owl logo, Wu’s personal touches are distinct.

Wu explains the concepts behind his interpretive designs,

“It was really interesting for me to explore design possibilities with plastic. I wanted to take advantage of the materials I was given, make it all completely functional and waterproof and yet still remain extremely sophisticated.”

Waterproof and sophisticated? We can’t wait to get out hands on this plastic perfection. Take a look at Wu’s collaboration with Melissa, as well as past Melissa collaborations, below.

[via WWD]

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