The Ruffian

From Vivier to Warhol: Mark Schwartz. Dazed Digital.

Posted in Uncategorized by The Ruffian on February 4, 2009

Since they were presented during Paris Haute Couture week, Bruno Frisoni’s luxurious heels for Roger Vivier have been on the mind of many shoe-obsessed fashionistas. But while Vivier’s iconic designs inspired Frisoni to make a charming new collection, the French iconic shoe designer, pop art and a healthy obsession with high heels inspired Mark Schwartz to forge an entirely new career. Entering Schwartz’s world is a bit like visiting the most fantastical shoe laboratory: there are sandals, stilettos, court and platform shoes, wedges and boots in every colour, shape and silhouette available. Yet you can’t try them on as they are painted on canvas or drawn on paper. After working as shoe designer for Roger Vivier, Schwartz was indeed encouraged by Andy Warhol to cultivate his passion for art and continue painting shoes. Schwartz uses his paintings to explore fashion semiology but also the themes of movement and dynamism.

http://www.dazeddigital.com/Fashion/article/1750/1/From_Vivier_to_Warhol_Mark_Schwartz

Mark Schwartz

Mark Schwartz

Mark Schwartz

Mark Schwartz

Mark Schwartz

Mark Schwartz

Mark Schwartz

Mark Schwartz

Mark Schwartz

Mark Schwartz

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