The designer’s aim was to bring color to the roads and he achieves this with his version of the Vespa Primavera by teaming bold color contrasts with the distinctive style synonymous with the Vespa name.
The prints interpret technical designs in a hip, contemporary key, with the Vespa logo sitting alongside the designer’s signature.
“Who’s ready for the craziest Vespa they ever seen?!?”
These are the words Sean used to announce the partnership on his Instagram page and the mix of disparate materials such as metal, plastic, velvet and rubber together with the color explosion redolent of the 80s do nothing to contradict his description, yet the vintage flavor synonymous with Vespa remains intact.
Striking color combinations such as yellow with red or dark green and aquamarine, the seat in light brown ribbed velvet, the red plastic footrest all come together in a glorious celebration of color and style. There’s no lacking refinement, however, with elegant finishing on details such as the white front “tie” and unmistakable steel body. And no work by a true street artist would be complete without his tag, here on the seat and front where it sits happily beside the classic Vespa logo in white.
Sean Wotherspoon is a rising star on the US fashion scene, an unstoppable experimenter and vintage fanatic, with an extraordinary approach to melding fashion and colours. His calling card? Playing with colours, mixing them together with innovative materials and assorted fabrics, as he did with the Nike Air Max 97 which made him famous.