In honor of Andy Warhol’s birthday today, one can’t help but notice the influence the late pop artist still has on fashion today—footwear designers, in specific, have embraced a variety of pop art motifs this season.
Quirky designers like Sophia Webster and Nicholas Kirkwood, who often have eye-catching prints in their collection, did not disappoint with the pop art theme. Sophia Webster’s “Just Sayin'” speech bubble heels are reminiscent of Roy Lichtenstein’s comic book art, as is Kirkwood’s ka-pow print.
Christian Louboutin looked to its own shoes—graphic red soles included—as a print for its ultra-high platform. Brian Atwood went equally as punch with its red lip print, done in collaboration with artist Donald Robertson.
Converse released an entire Andy Warhol collection (which can be seen here). While the Campbell soup print best embodies Warhol’s legacy, the footwear brand also included his signature banana and money prints on its signature Chuck Taylor shoe.
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