10 February 2016
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).