Boyarde Messenger’s hand painted art shoes for Neiman Marcus brings forth various genres
More than 86 years and with considerable consistency, luxury retailer Neiman Marcus has been gathering fanfare among fashionistas and design aficionados for various product ranges. We draw memory from the 2012 Christmas gifts, Limited edition Fighter motorcycles, and the Camaro convertibles which were incidentally sold out in 3 minutes alone. So this year, the fashionable elite, more so the ladies can prepare their shopping lists for the Boyarde Messenger hand painted high-heeled shoes, which bring to life many different art genres via the footwear range. What this range also reminds us of, is the eccentric bunch of socialites and celebrities, who would start clamoring sooner or later for their pair as soon as they lay their eyes on them. Some names would be Kim Kardashian, Tamara Ecclestone, and Celine Dion who are known for their footwear collection.
Designer Charlotte Olympia is the person, whose ideas have come forth in the form of these artistic shoes. She has drawn inspiration from various artists, and their genre of artwork before transferring them to the decorative form of these unique shoe collection.
She then partnered with body paint specialist Boyarde Messenger, who then transferred the art on to these specific pumps which will be carrying works like Pablo Picasso, Howard Hodgskin, Vincent Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso, and Piet Mondrian. In fact, she painted 100 exclusive pairs for the Neiman Marcus Charlotte Olympia project alone!
The shoes by Olympia are more popularly called ‘Dolly’, and perhaps it now becomes clear why. While some would be more than enough interested to wear them as part of their outlandish getups, some would collect them as a part of their claim to the tag of ‘art shoe collector’, though there might not be one of them we know just as yet.
Since this is almost going to be a visual fetish of abstract footwear, one could also take a look at some other pieces of notable pairs, such as the most expensive shoes for men, and the most expensive footwear for women.