Stalked: Mantesso and Jimmy Choo.

13 May 2015

You may have noticed the popularity amongst designers to start to see the comical side of fashion and to incorporate what makes us smile with what we love. Anya Hindmarch springs to mind with her love for not taking things too seriously since 2007 with her collection ‘I’m Not a Plastic Bag’ tote bag sending the fashion pack into a frenzy. Most recently she created bags emblazoned with our old friend Tony The Tiger, the mascot for Kellogg’s Frosties, a breakfast cereal. 

Another brand who has also embraced the lighter side of life is Jimmy Choo, with their recent collaboration with the Brazilian artist Rafael Mantesso, who made his beloved pup the subject of his work following a divorce that left him with an empty, furniture-less house and Jimmy Choo the pup. Over time, Mantesso began filling the blank white walls of his home with tongue-in-cheek illustrations, photographing the terrier against the backdrop of these images in comical poses: resting on the sofa with a martini by his side, or DJing on a pair of turntables.

The story of Mantesso’s recovery with his beloved pupp caught the attention of Sandra Choi, creative director of luxury footwear and accessories brand Jimmy Choo, after whom the dog was named. “I had friends all over the world telling me about this Jimmy Choo dog and sending me links to [Mantesso’s] work,” said Choi. “His illustrations are so instant and spontaneous; I was instantly charmed.”

Choi designed a capsule collection with Mantesso for pre fall 2015, no shoes though these enchanting designer were exclusively for accessories and bags only.. who is joining me in the queue for one of these iPhone cases!!!

Collection now in store @Jimmy Choo



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