Slippery character

22 : 08 : 2016 Camper : Sensory Assault : Dom Sebastian

Europe – Camper has collaborated with artist Dom Sebastian on a pre-season campaign for its autumn/winter 2016 collection.

  • The Central Saint Martins student has produced work for the like of Dazed, Garage and Microsoft
  • Liquid dominates the aesthetic of the Netstalgia-inspired campaign shoot
Camper autumn/winter 2016 collection campaign by Dom Sebastien, Europe Camper autumn/winter 2016 collection campaign by Dom Sebastien, Europe
Camper autumn/winter 2016 collection campaign by Dom Sebastien, Europe Camper autumn/winter 2016 collection campaign by Dom Sebastien, Europe
Camper autumn/winter 2016 collection campaign by Dom Sebastien, Europe Camper autumn/winter 2016 collection campaign by Dom Sebastien, Europe
Camper autumn/winter 2016 collection campaign by Dom Sebastien, Europe Camper autumn/winter 2016 collection campaign by Dom Sebastien, Europe

The campaign imagery features shoes from the collection that are drenched in fluorescent slime. The striking colours and positioning of the slime highlight the detailing on the heels, slip-ons and sneakers, and create a modern, 3D-Baroque style.

The artificial nature of the gradient backdrops, coupled with the use of lurid colours, highlight Camper’s shift in brand positioning away from its rustic origins towards a more modern, arts-driven narrative.

As a Gen Viz influencer, Sebastian often seeks to subvert established design principles and practices. ‘Part of what I do is about changing perceptions on what is ugly or what is beautiful,’ he told Dazed.

​The Big Picture

Image-makers are using strange, slimy textures and coloured liquids to inject images with a sense of light-hearted fetishism. See our Sensory Assault design direction for more on this.

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