Strange Encounters is product of love from Refinery29’s creative team, built to promote Gucci’s 2019 Resort Collection and the launch of their Wooster bookstore. Written by Fariha Róisín, the feature centers around a set of “love letters” to the captivating individuals she chances upon. Refinery29 commissioned Spanish artist Mercedes Bellido to create a surrealistic, painterly world, mystified through hints of moving elements. Juxtaposed with product collage, the feature is a perfect blend of R29’s quirky, vibrant style with Gucci’s fantastical touch.
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Role: Composite, Animation, Type (In Article)
Illustration: Mercedes Bellido
Writer: Fariha Róisín
Editor: Kelly Agnew
Design: Elsa Jenna
Art Direction: Elsa Jenna
Creative Direction: Lydia Pang, Sue Tran
Front End Production: Lee Misenheimer