Off the back of my previous post of wearing your art on your sleeves and shoulders (Moore Substance Please, October 2011) the partnership between contemporary art and contemporary fashion design remains a successful formula. After spending the weekend roaming around the brilliant exhibition Postmodernism: Style and Substance 1970-1990 at the Victoria & Albert Museum, I thought it appropriate to report that this Holiday season two brands team up with the estates of two celebrated postmodernist artists to produce graphic collaborations for your kicks and threads.
Reebok continue their creative partnership with the Basquiat Foundation with a series of signature markings printed and embroidered on the Omni Pump Lite created by the late Jean-Michel Basquiat. Featured on two colourways, the mid-top sneaker includes the artist’s iconic signature and silhouette hairstyle detailing.
Set to launch later this month at Dover Street Market, London, Comme des Garçons has collaborated with the Keith Haring Estate on a line of monochrome tees and sweaters with Haring’s distinct art graphics.
The Comme des Garçons Original x Keith Haring collection will be available in lambswool and cashmere – for more information visit DSM.