Solana Artist Collaboration

Our Artist Collaboration program brings together artists from around the world to illustrate our shoes and share an impression of their culture. Our handmade, slip-on serves as a blank canvas. With each collection, we pass the paintbrush to local artists to create something they feel best reflects their culture. Through their art, they share with us their own unique stories; and through their shoe, they invite us to step into their world.

Current Collaboration: Lebanon
Upcoming Collaboration: TBA Fall 2018

Our Artist Collaboration program brings together artists from around the world to illustrate our shoes and share an impression of their culture. Our handmade, slip-on serves as a blank canvas. With each collection, we pass the paintbrush to local artists to create something they feel best reflects their culture. Through their art, they share with us their own unique stories; and through their shoe, they invite us to step into their world.

Current Collaboration: Lebanon
Upcoming Collaboration: TBA Fall 2018

Lebanon Collaboration + Collection

LUCCIANA BARADHI is a Lebanese illustrator with a BA and Masters in Illustration at the Academie Libanaise des Beaux Arts (ALBA). She works primarily with pencil, aquarelle, and digital art. Lucciana has a particular interest in children’s comic books, nature, plants, and patterns. Drawn to simple fine lines, and obsessed with patterns & texture, Lucciana aspires to one day work in fabric design. Artists such as Matisse, Lorenzo Mattotti, Depuis et Berberian, Joann Sfar have had a deep impact on her creativity. Lucciana uses her art as a means of expression and storytelling, and especially loves to illustrate trees and flowers.

LUCCIANA BARADHI is a Lebanese illustrator with a BA and Masters in Illustration at the Academie Libanaise des Beaux Arts (ALBA). She works primarily with pencil, aquarelle, and digital art. Lucciana has a particular interest in children’s comic books, nature, plants, and patterns. Drawn to simple fine lines, and obsessed with patterns & texture, Lucciana aspires to one day work in fabric design. Artists such as Matisse, Lorenzo Mattotti, Depuis et Berberian, Joann Sfar have had a deep impact on her creativity. Lucciana uses her art as a means of expression and storytelling, and especially loves to illustrate trees and flowers.

JAD KHOURY was born in Baabda, 1988. He is an artist and interior architect living and working in Beirut, Lebanon. Through the media of pen and ink, and a desire of lines and colors, Jad gave birth to the – Potato Nose – An art creation of fictive characters floating freely throughout a composition and reflecting family, friends and surrounding as well as extending to people and places that he experienced during his travels, dreams and nightmares. Jad’s drive is to light up social/political subjects through public art installations. He strongly believes that urban art interventions can make a change.

JAD KHOURY was born in Baabda, 1988. He is an artist and interior architect living and working in Beirut, Lebanon. Through the media of pen and ink, and a desire of lines and colors, Jad gave birth to the – Potato Nose – An art creation of fictive characters floating freely throughout a composition and reflecting family, friends and surrounding as well as extending to people and places that he experienced during his travels, dreams and nightmares. Jad’s drive is to light up social/political subjects through public art installations. He strongly believes that urban art interventions can make a change.

TRACY CHAHWAN is a comic book artist and illustrator. Her graphic novel "Beirut Bloody Beirut" is published by Hachette (collection Marabulles) in France. She has worked on multiple short comics. In 2017, she co-founded the Lebanese comics collective "Zeez." Her illustration work mainly focuses on visuals for underground music venues and groups, like Yukunkun club and The BGC. In march 2018, she won the Mahmoud Kahil award in the "Graphic Illustrations" category.

LUCCIANA BARADHI is a Lebanese illustrator with a BA and Masters in Illustration at the Academie Libanaise des Beaux Arts (ALBA). She works primarily with pencil, aquarelle, and digital art. Lucciana has a particular interest in children’s comic books, nature, plants, and patterns. Drawn to simple fine lines, and obsessed with patterns & texture, Lucciana aspires to one day work in fabric design. Artists such as Matisse, Lorenzo Mattotti, Depuis et Berberian, Joann Sfar have had a deep impact on her creativity. Lucciana uses her art as a means of expression and storytelling, and especially loves to illustrate trees and flowers.

JAD KHOURY was born in Baabda, 1988. He is an artist and interior architect living and working in Beirut, Lebanon. Through the media of pen and ink, and a desire of lines and colors, Jad gave birth to the – Potato Nose – An art creation of fictive characters floating freely throughout a composition and reflecting family, friends and surrounding as well as extending to people and places that he experienced during his travels, dreams and nightmares. Jad’s drive is to light up social/political subjects through public art installations. He strongly believes that urban art interventions can make a change.

TRACY CHAHWAN is a comic book artist and illustrator. Her graphic novel "Beirut Bloody Beirut" is published by Hachette (collection Marabulles) in France. She has worked on multiple short comics. In 2017, she co-founded the Lebanese comics collective "Zeez." Her illustration work mainly focuses on visuals for underground music venues and groups, like Yukunkun club and The BGC. In march 2018, she won the Mahmoud Kahil award in the "Graphic Illustrations" category.

SARAH ADAIME is a current student at the acclaimed Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA), completing her BFA in illustration. She was drawn to design at a young age. While watching cartoons, Sarah would wonder about every detail: the lines of the characters, the colors, the setting… and then try to recreate them in her own view. Sarah has used her creativity to challenge her thinking and broaden her perspective. Moving forward, she aspires to learn from her art, to let her creativity teach her to critically engage, socially reclaim, and radically re-imagine Lebanon through the arts.

LYNN ATME is an interior architect and illustrator. Lynn hopes to create spaces and images that connect with her surroundings. In her work, she tries to explore human emotion and searches for Lebanese identity. Lynn randomly loves discovering photographs taken in the 1950’s.

SARAH ADAIME is a current student at the acclaimed Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA), completing her BFA in illustration. She was drawn to design at a young age. While watching cartoons, Sarah would wonder about every detail: the lines of the characters, the colors, the setting… and then try to recreate them in her own view. Sarah has used her creativity to challenge her thinking and broaden her perspective. Moving forward, she aspires to learn from her art, to let her creativity teach her to critically engage, socially reclaim, and radically re-imagine Lebanon through the arts.

TRACY CHAHWAN is a comic book artist and illustrator. Her graphic novel "Beirut Bloody Beirut" is published by Hachette (collection Marabulles) in France. She has worked on multiple short comics. In 2017, she co-founded the Lebanese comics collective "Zeez." Her illustration work mainly focuses on visuals for underground music venues and groups, like Yukunkun club and The BGC. In march 2018, she won the Mahmoud Kahil award in the "Graphic Illustrations" category.

LYNN ATME is an interior architect and illustrator. Lynn hopes to create spaces and images that connect with her surroundings. In her work, she tries to explore human emotion and searches for Lebanese identity. Lynn randomly loves discovering photographs taken in the 1950’s.

SARAH ADAIME is a current student at the acclaimed Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA), completing her BFA in illustration. She was drawn to design at a young age. While watching cartoons, Sarah would wonder about every detail: the lines of the characters, the colors, the setting… and then try to recreate them in her own view. Sarah has used her creativity to challenge her thinking and broaden her perspective. Moving forward, she aspires to learn from her art, to let her creativity teach her to critically engage, socially reclaim, and radically re-imagine Lebanon through the arts.

LYNN ATME is an interior architect and illustrator. Lynn hopes to create spaces and images that connect with her surroundings. In her work, she tries to explore human emotion and searches for Lebanese identity. Lynn randomly loves discovering photographs taken in the 1950’s.