Del Toro Shoes' Latest Artist Series
April 24, 2013 | by —LIANA LOZADA | Homepage
The latest installment of Del Toro Shoes’ Artist Series is set to hit the market this Friday, April 26, featuring leather footwear tagged by Miami artist TYPOE. This time around, Del Toro's signature men's and women's white wingtips flaunt reincarnations of the colorful paint strokes seen throughout TYPOE’s previously exhibited “floral series.” The printed loafers ($350) will be available for purchase online as well as at Del Toro Shoes' Wynwood boutique. Shopping mecca The Webster will also carry an exclusive red version of the collaborative series.
TYPOE’s work manipulates mundane objects—think spray paint can caps and plastic crates—into mind-bending visual landscapes. As a Spinello Projects artist and Primary Flight pioneer, TYPOE dabbles in various genres and mediums, including sculptural installations and thematic paintings. For Del Toro's design, the artist melted plastics to resemble a floral bouquet, thus capturing the hand-painting aesthetic through an unconventional technique. 2750 N.W. 3rd Ave., Suite #22, Miami, 305-571-8253