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The Melissa x Zaha Hadid Collaboration is a Match Made in Heaven

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: zaha-hadid & design-milk
The Melissa x Zaha Hadid collaboration has resulted in a futuristic piece of footwear that could easily make it into the next big sci-fi blockbuster. Taking on a fluid and organic form, the design is achieved through the use of plastic, which appears to be the perfect material for the famous Iraqi-British architect. A completely different breed from the United Nude collab Hadid did just last month, there is a softer, ballerina-like aesthetic to it.

Made using advanced digital modeling techniques, the Melissa x Zaha Hadid shoe looks very ergonomic. As Design Milk points out, "Resting against the foot like a second skin, the shoes aim to blur the boundary between body and object." The Brazilian footwear company and talented architect have outdone themselves this time. Stats for Fluid Plastic Footwear Trending: Older & Warm
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