Palm Desert, CA, United States (4E) – Icon Shoes, which introduced art-printed leather shoes in 1999, will have a work of American painter Margaret Keane printed on its upcoming shoes and handbags.
The original producer of “walking works of art” by having Andy Warhol’s Campbell Soup Can imprinted on leather sneakers is letting women all over the world to choose one of two arts by Keane through a Facebook voting contest. In the Facebook page “Icon Curators Contest” (http://bit.ly/1h07Jsu), Icon Shoes (www.iconshoes.com) will gather votes for the painting called “Ladies In Waiting” and “A happy day in paradise” to select which one of the Keane arts will be used as a design for the fashion house’s Spring 2015 Collection. The art with the most votes will be the print in the company’s upcoming shoes.
Since launching its Andy Warhol Campbell Soup Sneaker, Icon has become a leader in designing and manufacturing luxurious, high-quality, high-fashion shoes, handbags, and accessories. It is Icon’s goal to create leather goods that make people feel fashionable and comfortable while bringing art to the world in an innovative way.
“Icon recognized early that beautiful art is great to wear as well as collect. The finest art, the finest materials, the finest craftsmanship make ICON a true collector’s dream,” according to the company’s website, www.iconshoes.com.
With a keen eye to trending colors and textures, Icon’s talented designers and graphic artists skillfully select and reproduce classic and contemporary artwork onto its leather products. They are exacting in their attention to detail to ensure that the images are sized and positioned to complement each product type, while maintaining the integrity of the artwork they interpret. Icon’s patented printing process transfers the exclusive, licensed artwork onto high-quality leather.
Icon works closely with up-and-coming artists and their representatives, supporting them through royalties paid from every purchase of their product. This groundbreaking idea to imprint colorful and classic pieces of art into leather shoes revolutionized the world of footwear.
By using the art of talented emerging artists, as well as the masters such as Monet, Van Gogh and Klimt, Icon quickly caught the attention of celebrities, media, popular retailers, and fashion-savvy women worldwide. Icon is now a leader in luxurious shoes as well as a trendsetter in handbags and small leather goods.
Icon takes pride in producing stunning “wearable works of art” that express a woman’s individuality through function and style. The arts are from classic painters such as Alberto Vargas, Alphonse Mucha, Amedeo Modigliani, Andy Warhol, Cécile Hubené, Claude Monet, David Delamare, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Frederick Leighton, Gustav Klimt, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri Matisse, Jan Vermeer, Jim Zuckerman, Joan Miro, John William Waterhouse, Ken Done, Kitagawa Utamaro, Nelson De La Nuez, Pablo Picasso, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Paul Klee, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Rex White, Rodney White, and Vincent Van Gogh.
The company went on to say, “Today, a woman needs to feel unique and special, expressing her own individuality. When she chooses the artwork that appeals to her from her Icon collection she makes a statement about who she is and her unique look at life. She shows the world her individual style and starts a conversation every time.
Icon is based in a beautiful showroom, displaying original works of art, in Palm Desert, California. Its products can be found at select boutiques and department stores in the U.S. and Canada, as well as on their website, www.iconshoes.com.