DC Shoes freshly introduced a new Artist Project in collaboration with Chloe in the frame of its SP13 Woman Footwear collection. This includes two shoe models in limited series, based on the famous Bristol and Graduate LX models. These limited serie shoes will hit the stores beginning of March.
Shoes's main features: -BRISTOL LE CT Suede Upper + Vent Holes for Breathability +
Metal Eyelets + Vulcanized Construction for Great Board Feel and Sole Flex + Abrasion-Resistant Sticky Rubber Outsole + DC’s Trademarked “Pill Pattern” Tread.
-GRADUATE TX CT High Top with Wraparound Strap + SuedeToe + Textile Upper + Vent Holes for Breathability + Metal Eyelets + Latex Insole for Comfort + Vulcanized Construction + DC’s Trademarked “Pill Pattern” Tread.
Interview of Chloe Trujillo
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.