I've been following (and loving) Melody Ehsani's work for a very long time now, and she never ceases to amaze me. Now in her fourth year of collaborations with Reebok Classics, she's refocusing her creative energy. The designer has said of the partnership “I didn’t want to continue to keep doing collaborations, I felt like I had made a version of all of my dream shoes and didn't want to keep going just for the sake of going. I also wanted all the people who had purchased them to feel like they owned a special piece of a special time. In the words of Hov, all good things must come to an end.” [source: blog]
But don't get it twisted, this doesn't mean she'll stop designing kicks altogether! Reebok has brought on Ehsani as a design director for its Classics division, where she'll continue to release occasional co-branded items. This being the first capsule under the new direction. Inspired by the women’s liberation movement, a portion of sales from this particular ME x Reebok line benefit the mentoring and tutoring of young girls. Take a look at some of my favorites below, and don't forget to visit www.MelodyEhsani.com for the goods.