Børn Crown X Artist Melanie Pruitt
Melanie Pruitt has an obsessive love of line, form and movement. She finds solace in studying the beauty of human history –
its intricacies, its details of emotional complexity and its unquenched desire to repeat itself. And while she draws inspiration
from mankind’s elaborate tale, she also pays homage to her beautiful Rocky Mountain surroundings, mirroring the organic forms she finds in nature.
Her intense passion for history and earth weaves itself throughout her work, exhibiting itself both realistically and abstractly.
She incorporates repetition in such a way, that each line, while part of a collaborative pattern, feels unique.
Goddess Series: Crown Spring 2015
An obvious love and appreciation for the organic process of creation emanates from the stunning Crown X Melanie Pruitt collaboration.
The notion that art influences fashion, and fashion influences art, truly came to life in this series of magnificent goddess pieces, each used to create the dramatic photo sets you see featured in our shoe images.
In these works, Melanie was guided by the ethereal aura of Flora (Khloris), the Roman goddess of flowers and spring. In each piece, a strong and empowered Flora is featured, surrounded by organic beauty and accented with a flower one would find in the Roman countryside.
The delicate but complex images of the Columbine,
Lily, Apple Blossom and Asphodel showcase Flora in nature's intricate detailing. When creating the five goddess pieces, Melanie
immersed Flora into each flower's woven botanic environment then used the main flower piece to create a breathtaking organic couture collar -- as if Flora herself had handcrafted them as a symbol of growth and rebirth of self.
In the same way that Melanie finds inspiration in culture, history and the beauty of the natural world, so too does Crown. The rich history of European-inspired life and fashion, and a devotion to handcrafted artistry, will forever be the guiding principle of Crown.
For more information on Melanie Pruitt, please visit deadlydaisy.com.