High Fashion Artist Launches Wearable Art Collection
Submitted by: High Heeled Art
Artist Mark Schwartz builds a fashion collection featuring images of high-heeled shoes
(OPENPRESS) July 29, 2012 -- Mark Schwartz, an internationally-collected watercolor artist who creates dramatic and colorful paintings of high-heeled shoes, is launching a fashion collection of women's tops and handbags featuring images of his art. His High Heeled Art collection will make its debut at the Pool Trade Show in Las Vegas which takes place on August 20-22, 2012.
Schwartz began his career working as the assistant to top shoe designer Roger Vivier, and he subsequently designed shoes for Christian LaCroix, Gucci, Bergdorf Goodman and other high-end brands. Celebrity clients, including Oprah Winfrey and poker star Beth Shak have commissioned custom designs from him.
In the early years, designer Roger Vivier asked his friend Andy Warhol to mentor Mark Schwartz and help him develop his style. They worked together for almost three years. Schwartz says, "Andy Warhol was a major influence on my art, and the person who encouraged me to paint shoes as the theme of my work."
Mark Schwartz has a flowing, whimsical style that captures the feminine movement and grace of a stunning pair of stilettos, in a colorful sweep of abstract geometric shapes. His designs have elevated this everyday accessory into an iconic art form. Collectors all over the world own his original paintings, proudly hanging them in homes and offices.
Now these works of art are available on women's long and short-sleeved T's, handbags and totes for fashionistas and art lovers everywhere to own and enjoy. The High Heeled Art line includes about a dozen designs each of the fashion tops and bags. Mark Schwartz will be appearing personally at the Pool Trade Show at the launch of this exciting collection.
Future releases are planned, including merchandise for the home and dinnerware, as High Heeled Art expands its brand to provide beautiful, artistic images designed for fashionable living.
Further information and photos available at http://www.highheeledart.com/blog/press-release/