Rob Pruitt line for Jimmy Choo shoes

PUBLISHED : Monday, 19 November, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 19 November, 2012, 4:47am

Jimmy Choo's sleek heels sport a comic twist in his latest collection - a collaboration with New York contemporary artist Rob Pruitt, whose works are shown at venues such as the Tate Modern in London and MoMA PS 1 in New York.

The artist, famous for his playful designs such as glittering paintings of pandas and a life-size Andy Warhol monument, lent his creative use of colour and prints to the famous British shoe brand. He created a duo of glittering angel and devil pandas for the collection, aiming to portray a typical Choo girl.

The highly anticipated collection reached Hong Kong last week.

Well-heeled fans packed into the launch cocktail party on Wednesday at Pacific Place, including model-turned-actress Angelababy Yeung Wing and entrepreneurs Christie Wo and Charlotte Chen.

As a guest of honour, Yeung was sporting a pair of Pruitt-for-Choo heels in orange, pink and yellow hues overlaid with French lace and accessorised by a panda clutch encrusted with more than 11,000 hand-applied crystals.

The colourful goodies might inject vibrant energy into the winter wardrobe but beware they might also break the bank. The limited edition Angel-and-Devil panda clutches can set one back HK$140,000.

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