‘Birkin Colours’ is a Giclée print by contemporary artist and fashion designer Gil Carvalho. Printed onto 310gsm Hahnemüle German Etching paper, the print is from a limited edition of 10 and has been signed and numbered by the artist.
Gil Carvalho boldly brings fashion to the world of art. A graduate from The London College of Fashion and shoe designer for the likes of Madonna, Kylie and Fergie, Carvalho creates outlandish, brightly coloured prints that centre around the iconic (be that the Hermès Birkin Bag or the Queen herself). Carvalho’s stylish prints are conceived through a range of media, including screen-printing, photography and digital art, to create an utterly desirable aesthetic. ‘Birkin Colours’ faithfully reproduces the iconic Birkin Bag against a flat, salmon pink background, splashed with a series of multi-coloured circles - a reference to Damien Hirst? Or even just a nod to pop art aesthetics? Whatever its influences, the loud, brash timbre of ’Birkin Colours’ merged with the sheer minimalism of composition works to striking effect.