What do you get when you combine the skills of artist Rafael Mantesso with the talent of Jimmy Choo‘s creative director Sandra Choi? A fabulous capsule collection starring an adorable English Bull Terrier, that’s what!
Jimmy Choo’s autumn (fall) collection has been injected with a high dose of fun thanks to Brazilian artist Rafael Mantesso who has collaborated with the brand to produce its most fun accessories to date, all featuring the adorbale Jimmy Choo (that’s also the dog’s name, by the way).
So why turn to a man with a dog for a new collection? Creative Director, Sandra Choi became fascinated with Rafael after he attracted the world’s attention with whimsical images of his pooch on social media. The images were broadcast across global media, turning the artist and his dog, Jimmy Choo, into a sensation.
As well as turning to Rafael to introduce tongue-in-cheek illustrations to decorate a selection of Jimmy Choo accessories, Sandra also worked with the artist to create a short animated film further bringing the character of Jimmy to life, through a humorous glimpse into the collection’s muse.
“All of a sudden, I had friends from all over the world forwarding me links to Rafael’s enchanting work featuring his loveable English bull terrier, Jimmy Choo,” said Sandra of the collaboration. “I was instantly charmed by the way he animated his captivating dog into his artwork. I had never seen anything like it! His work is so playful, clever and witty, and we struck up an immediate friendship online. I just knew that I had to incorporate his work into a collection.”
The limited edition collection, starring little Jimmy Choo, is available in stores now.