Bold as love – Happy Socks celebrates the legendary Keith Haring with a fresh capsule collection
The worlds of art and fashion have always been intrinsically linked – each has inspired the other all throughout history. Certain names go beyond the coming and going trends to become true beacons of pop culture, and one such person was Keith Haring. The phenomenal pop-artist ruled 1980s New York City with his bright, bold and undeniably optimistic works, creating a legacy that is still recognised to this day. It is these qualities that inspired purveyors of joy Happy Socks to celebrate his work with a limited edition capsule collection.
When it comes to perfect pairings, they don’t get much better than Happy Socks and Keith Haring. Each entity has a shared passion for turning the everyday into something beautiful that’s worth celebrating, so the joining of the two forces was only natural. Keith’s instantly recognisable works have always championed acceptance, freedom of self-expression and love as fundamentals of life, with his pieces often being contextualised as accessible to all. By putting his art on plain t-shirts and ugly grey walls, it became something tangible that anyone could enjoy. It is in this spirit that Happy Socks has utilised Keith’s work for this collection – spreading love and joy to all.
The Happy Socks x Keith Haring collection brings together the classic Happy Socks colour and craftsmanship with some of the artist’s most iconic graphics. The collection features three unique pairs of combed cotton socks, as well as underwear for men and women, plus collectible designer boxes. Each item is adorned with Keith’s signature block figures across hot pink, canary yellow and sky blue backgrounds. The positive imagery is especially apt for the upcoming Valentine’s Day, reminding us that real love doesn’t discriminate and comes in all sorts of forms.
You can shop the Happy Socks x Keith Haring collection online when it drops on January 30.
All Keith Haring graphics appear courtesy of the Keith Haring Foundation and are licensed by Artestar, New York.