Romero + McPaul
Romero+McPaul is a premium brand specializing in the sale and design of traditional English-style velvet slippers induced with a bright, trendy twist. Velvet shoes have a rich presence in English royal hospitality. They were traditionally placed in the king and queen's royal guest's rooms for their comfort and indulgence. Hence, for this project, our inspiration was heavily drawn from traditional English types and coat of arms mixed with the over-the-top luxuriousness of The Hamptons and it's sailing and yacht club maritime lifestyle.
With the intention to speak of the product's duality, we created a storyline based on two characters, Romero and McPaul. Romero is the mischievous heartthrob, representing the product's playfulness, warmth and latino heritage, while mMcPaul is the serious, traditional man, embodying the product's ancestral and upscale British nature.
We gave the brand the rosemary (or "romero" in Spanish) not only as a wink to its name but also as a reference to this herb's curious nature, as it only grows close to the sea.