Not just a marriage of the Americana epitome of art, culture and style, the latest collaborative effort between classic American label, Tommy Hilfiger and late graffiti artist-cum-activist, Keith Haring, brings together two foundations with deep roots in philanthropy as well. While Haring is renowned for his pop bubbly figures and involvement in the urban street culture of the 80s, the artist’s Keith Haring Foundation puts the artist on a different spotlight where he contributes conscientiously towards social causes his art so often speaks of.
The foundation was founded a year after haring was diagnosed with AIDS in 1989, and aims to provide funding and imagery to AIDS organizations. Meanwhile, Tommy Hilfiger founded the Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation to empower America’s youth and has supported a wonderful portfolio of non-profit programs.
The collaboration between both parties comes in the form of a limited edition footwear capsule collection that has just launched at colette today. The collection sports a wide range of footwear including sneakers and rain boots for men, women and children.
Shown at the exclusive preview is a cheerful set of low, mid and hi-top sneakers featuring Haring’s signature artwork in various styles. Low-top laces, low-top Velcro… some pairs are bolder with allover prints and others are more subtle with a colorblock upper and Haring prints on midsoles. The collaboration is currently available at the special Tommy Hilfiger x Keith Haring corner in colette but it’s official launch will be this coming September, when these limited edition kicks will be made available to specialty footwear stores and select department stores in Europe.
Tommy Hilfiger x Keith Haring | colette Exclusive Launch
213 Rue Saint-Honoré | Map
75001 Paris, France
Event Dates: February 1st (Monday) - February 13th (Saturday)
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