Celine has tapped André Butzer for an artfully rendered iteration of its Blank Mid Lace Up Sneaker. After hammering its’90s-inspired mid-tops from back in April,Celine Plimsole Lace Up Sneakershas Replica offered a sleeker alternative to its diverse footwear lineup.
Butzer is a Berlin-based artist that has been famous for his semi-abstract paintings which often take shape in the form of cartoon-like personalities and conceptual items. The quirky sketch etched over the aspect of the shoe is just one such example. Accented against a sleek black canvas foundation, the drawing has been created into a fleece patch, summarized with contrasting white embroidery. It sports an anthropomorphic figure with a curved body and an ambivalent expression. The cover of the shoe is stamped with gold”Celine” branding, complemented by tonal laces, metal eyelets and sleek calfskin panels. As a last note,”CELINE Rplica” is subtly debossed within the leather panel at the heel counter, even though a cream-colored toecap and midsole around up the shape’s design.