Nicolas Kirkwood Creates Keith Haring Shoe Collection

As respected, revered and repeated as Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat, artist Keith Haring's work has continued to grace us decades after the activist and pop graffiti artist's passing due to AIDs in 1990. His latest art/fashion straddling latest was created by shoe designer and Rodarte darling Nicolas Kirkwood. The English designer takes Haring's iconic interconnected patterns and figures and infuses them with both architectural and humorous shoe designs (knee-high roller skates anyone?).


The artist painting one of his signature patterns


Online fashion, arts and culture site Nowness conducted an interview with Kirkwood about Haring's influence and bringing his work to footwear.


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But this isn't Haring's first footwear collaboration. Just last spring Tommy Hilfiger released a capsule collection of sneakers and rainboots for men, women and children in collaboration with the Keith Haring Foundation, which assists in AIDs-related and children's charities.


Check out some highlights from the Haring x Kirkwood collection from Kirkwood's boutique launch in London.




  
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