Nothing says spring like floral fashions and two artful campaigns have recently caught our eye – Red Valentino with its whimsical pixie dresses and fairy-tale backdrops and Christian Louboutin with its masterpiece inspired vignettes by artist and photographer Peter Lippmann which pair shoes and bags with beautiful bouquets.
After a bit of sleuthing we discovered that the illustrations of the Alice in Wonderland-like flowers in the Red campaign were drawn in-house at Valentino but they reminded us of Flower Fairies of the Garden, a picture book we had as little girls by Cicely Mary Barker (our grandmother had a copy from the 1930’s we cherished.)
For Spring 2014, Lippmann continued to be inspired by masterpieces and floral settings painted by Monet, Pissarro, van Gogh and Cezanne act as perfect canvases for Louboutin’s colorful pumps and gilded sandals.
These campaigns really highlight fashion as works of art and needless to say, we’re enchanted by all the pretty posy prints. Now, if only the weather would cooperate so we can see some real spring blooms start to blossom… Is spring really on its way?