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The Brazilian footwear brand Melissa, a subsidiary of Grendene, internationally known for its industrial plastic manufacturing, collaborates with notable fashion designers and artists for each of their collections. One of the most recent is with Sebastian Errazuriz, Chilean born, New York based designer who studied design in Santiago, followed by a Master’s in Fine Arts in New York. His creations span from urban projects and product design, to experimental furniture and footwear. He was nominated Chilean designer of the year in 2010, and won the Compasso d’Oro in 2011. His works have been exhibited in countless meseums, and in 2012, “The Journey of Sebastian Errazuriz”, his first monograph, was published. He is ambitious, and admits that he is constantly reaching towards another, more important goal. “Beauty and creativity are not enough; art should provoke us, stimulate us to better ourselves”. His pieces are more than golden, heeled sandals; they are sculptures resembling one of Michelangelo’s Prigioni (Prisoners).

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The Melissa showroom; the Brazilian brand is known for their plastic footwear.
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Sebastian Errazuriz’s collection for Melissa. Peep-toe “The Boss” and “Gold Digger”, plastic. 2015.
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Peep-toe “The Boss”, Sebastian Errazuriz for Melissa. Plastic, 2015.
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The two peep-toe sandals designed by Sebsatian Errazuriz for Melissa.
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The peep-toe “Gold Digger” has a heel that resembles one of Michelangelo’s Prigioni.
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Peep-toe “Gold Digger”, plastic. Sebastian Errazuriz for Melissa, 2015.
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A portrait of the artist holding his peep-toe, “The Boss”.

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The Brazilian footwear brand Melissa, a subsidiary of Grendene, internationally known for its industrial plastic manufacturing, collaborates with notable fashion designers and artists for each of their collections. One of the most recent is with Sebastian Errazuriz, Chilean born, New York based designer who studied design in Santiago, followed by a Master’s in Fine Arts in New York. His creations span from urban projects and product design, to experimental furniture and footwear. He was nominated Chilean designer of the year in 2010, and won the Compasso d’Oro in 2011. His works have been exhibited in countless meseums, and in 2012, “The Journey of Sebastian Errazuriz”, his first monograph, was published. He is ambitious, and admits that he is constantly reaching towards another, more important goal. “Beauty and creativity are not enough; art should provoke us, stimulate us to better ourselves”. His pieces are more than golden, heeled sandals; they are sculptures resembling one of Michelangelo’s Prigioni (Prisoners).

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The Moodboarders is a glance into the design world, which, in all of its facets, captures the extraordinary even within the routine. It is a measure of the times. It is an antenna sensitive enough to pick-up on budding trends, emerging talents and neglected aesthetics. Instead of essays, we use brief tales to tune into the rhythm of our world. We travelled for a year without stopping, and seeing as the memory of this journey has not faded, we have chosen to edit a printed copy. We eliminated anything episodic, ephemeral or fading, maintaining a variety of articles that flow, without losing the element of surprise, the events caught taking place, and the creations having just bloomed.