DC Shoes finds inspiration in Chloé Trujillo
DC Women's Footwear collection collabs with Los Angeles-based artist
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 14 February, 2013 : - - DC Shoes introduces a new Artist Project in collaboration with Chloe Trujillo as part of their Spring 13 Women's Footwear collection. This includes two shoe models in limited series, based on the famous Bristol and Graduate LX models. These limited series edition shoes will hit the stores beginning of March.
Chloé Trujillo is a Los Angeles based artist. Born in Paris, she found her way to the US 12 years ago and has been part of Burning Ink New York City, Berlin , London , Madrid and very soon Istanbul.
What’s your background?
I am a born and raised Parisian! My parents were working in the fashion industry as stylists; they had their own brand and this allowed me to grow up in a very creative world. I have been drawing and painting since I was very young. I started some scientific studies, until I realized art was the only career I would want to pursue. I took classes at L’Ecole du Louvre to learn all the technics and would spend my days drawing sketches in Le Louvre museum. I moved to the US 12 years ago, and now live in Los Angeles.
How did your relationship with DC Shoes start?
I got in touch with DC Shoes when I was invited to be part of the traveling exhibition Burning Ink a few years ago. I had a great experience with it in New York for the first edition. I then was offered to collaborate with the brand to design two pairs of shoes. I was super excited to do it and I drew a lot of different ideas the evening they told me!
Can you explain us your designs?
I used the reference of a heart with an eye inside. It can have several meanings, such as the cœur expression “on ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur” (you only see clearly with your heart). The shoes are part of the women line, so I wanted to do something pretty feminine. I was very happy when I got to see the final product, it is a great pleasure to see how an artwork I drew can end on a product like a shoe.
Source: DC Shoes
Author: Emmanuel Labadie
Tags: Chloé Trujillo, DC Shoes, Art