In Collaboration with Artist Rafael Mantesso

A collaboration born of the digital age, a phenomenon made possible by the viral nature of Instagram, united Brazilian artist Rafael Mantesso with Jimmy Choo Creative Director Sandra Choi.


Finding himself alone in an empty flat following a divorce, artist Mantesso filled the blank space in his home with whimsical illustrations. His beloved English bull terrier, named Jimmy Choo, cleverly positioned himself within the sketches and an artistic partnership was born. The drawings attracted the world's attention, and the images were broadcast across global media, turning the artist, and his dog, Jimmy Choo into a sensation.

Our Creative Director, Sandra Choi was so enchanted by the charming drawings that she approached the artist directly, commissioning him to create a series of fun, tongue-in-cheek illustrations to decorate a selection of Jimmy Choo accessories.

The collaboration manifests in a limited edition collection as part of Pre-Fall ‘15 comprising tote bags, cosmetic and handbag pouches, purses and iPhone cases. All products will feature a series of three exclusive sketches portraying Rafael's bull terrier set against his signature line drawings.

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