Recently we added Melchor Abubo to our growing roster of artist collaborators and ambassadors. As an avid globe trotter and creative, Melchor's art evokes a mythos of places seen only in dreams. Using imagery that channels ancient wisdom, there are hidden treasures within each piece ready to encourage us to find one's true self. Always striving to inspire and show the beauty of the world,  the art of Melchor Abubo is ready to whisk us away on the next big adventure.

Prepare to lose yourself in the magic of the art of Melchor Abubo!
With themes reaching to the divine and empowering one's inner self,
you're in for a treat with these custom prints!

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First up, we have the Baggins Original Melchor Costa Aya high tops inspired by soul searching and perseverance. This bold print features bits of symbolic snake weaving through a sea of geometric blue as though it were on a journey to self growth. These kicks will give you a lot to ponder on your adventures as well as adding a bit of flair to your attire. Without delay, be sure to order the Baggins Original Melchor Costa Aya today!

Photo credit: Top Right - Jazzwall Sharad , Bottom Right - Jonathan Dy

Up next, see Bali like you've never seen before on these gorgeous Baggins Original Melchor Bali slip-ons! This print is ready to wow with its vibrant colours coupled with stunning imagery of turtles and temples. At its centre, you will find a lotus flower which is significant in Balinese culture, representing purity, patience, and enlightenment. Make the most out of each day in style and ease with these beautiful Baggins Original Melchor Bali slip-ons, they are not to be missed!

In this mini interview, you will learn more about Melchor Abubo
and his two beautiful designs available exclusively at Baggins Shoes!

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Introduce yourself:

Hi, I’m Melchor and I’m a multi-media artist based in Vancouver, BC Canada.

When did you start creating art? Do you remember your first piece of art?

I started creating art as soon as I was able to pick up a pencil. My first piece of art was a drawing of a tree and a unicorn.

What are the circumstances where you feel most inspired?

I feel most inspired when I just come back from a hike in the forest, a walk through a gallery or after reading a book.

Is there something you can’t live without in your studio?

I can’t live without music in my studio.

Baggins x Melchor Abubo collaboration

Photo credit: Top Right - Jazzwall Sharad, Bottom Right - Jonathan Dy

What made you want to pursue this project with Baggins?

I was just synchronistic how it happened, so I just followed through. 

If you had to choose one shoe for the rest of your life, would it be Converse, Dr. Martens or Vans?

Tough choice for each one has it’s advantage but I like to take things slow and easy so Vans would be the best choice.

When you’re not creating art, what do you get up to in Vancouver?

I get outside a lot for Vancouver has many accessible outdoor activities.

If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?

I would like to meet Buddha.

Who have you been listening to recently?

Laura Marling and plenty of lo-fi hip hop.

Do you have an illustration or project you’re most proud of?

I’m super stoked for this collaboration with Baggins for it’s the first time my art is wearable.

What does the future have in store for you?

Too much to list but I can say the future is bright and wonderful, with plenty more collaborations.

Order your Baggins x Melchor kicks today!

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In the mean time, check out some of our other collaborations coming out of Baggins Printshop: Get to Know VaultryThe Art of Francis DickArtist Collaboration: Jesse Russell-Galbraith