Classical and contemporary art merges with high fashion in Icon Shoes’ latest collection

Thursday, November 28th, 2013. Filed under: Beauty & Style
“Olive” High Heel Peep Toe Platform Sling Back shoe by Icon Shoes, featuring art by Alberto Vargas, $265.00 (

“Olive” High Heel Peep Toe Platform Sling Back shoe by Icon Shoes, featuring art by Alberto Vargas, $265.00 (

LOS ANGELES, Calif.  – Throughout the ages a wide variety of art forms have existed, each exhibiting its own unique personal style, ecclectic inspiration and cultural influence. One of the most interesting aspects of the evolution of art is the fusing together of different media, or the method of combining one or more art forms. Icon Shoes, a California based maker of luxury goods founded in 1999, encapsulates the principles of artistic fusion.

Icon combines the art of making fine leather products with actual works of art. It takes a visual masterpiece and applies it to high fashion handbags, shoes and accessories. Icon has developed collections featuring the works of Pablo Picasso, most notably his 1932, “Girl before a Mirror”; Andy Warhol’s “Campbell’s Soup Can” and Auguste Renoir’s “The Umbrellas”. Icon has also featured the art of Vincent Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, Claude Monet, and many more classical, contemporary and emerging artists. Icon preserves all the color and distinctive style of the original artist, only accentuating the form that made their work truly spectacular.

Icon’s various product lines are uniquely inspired, Mary Trudeau, the Executive Vice President of Icon explains “Our product styles are often developed from the artwork we choose. The very form of each bag, the curvature, color schemes, and cohesive style is dictated by a collaborative effort between Icon’s design team, led by Vivian Lai, and the licensed artists themselves; essentially, Icon’s products are designed, in a way, by art legends like Picasso, Monet, Warhol, Renoir and Van Gogh, to name a few.”

If you consider yourself a fan of art, its rich history, modern artistry, or fashion, then Icon would like to cordially invite you to join them in celebrating the past, present and future of artistic expression, through Icon’s unique fusion style. Icon’s products can be found in select art boutiques and department stores in the U.S and Canada, as well as online at

About Icon Shoes

Icon Shoes, Inc. is a leader in designing and manufacturing high-quality, high-fashion shoes, handbags, and accessories. Icon’s talented designers and graphic artists skillfully select and reproduce classic and contemporary artwork onto fashionable and comfortable leather products while maintaining the integrity of the artwork they interpret. Icon brings art to the world in an innovative way through their patented printing process of transferring exclusive, licensed artwork onto the highest-quality leather available. Icon products can be found at select boutiques and department stores in the U.S. and Canada, and on

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