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Behold the SS11 Reebok Affili’Art Collection. Created by artist Ryan McGinness, known for his iconographic styles and densely layered work, in all forms including painting, sculpture, and installation. (In case you missed it, click here to read the interview we did with him over Art Basel). Add another canvas to Ryan’s list —- sneakers.
The sneaker project was something Ryan considered with focused attention, creating items with a backstory and concept. “I did not want to superficially wrap my artwork around the product” says the soft-spoken graphic dynamo about not doing a generic collaboration… and so began the task of offering each one it’s own narrative. “The shoes had to be an honest extension of who I am”, explains the New Yorker about his thought process creating a sneaker worthy of his own respect. “They had to be shoes I would wear myself.”
Here’s the 3 models to be released on different dates.
(Shoe 1: The CMYK shoe drops in February 2011)
First, we have the CMYK shoe. If you’ve ever been through a printing process, you’ll know the origin of CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black). The colors are familiar to Ryan and his printing throughout the years. Created with an extra edge, Ryan added special loopholes on the collar of the shoes to accommodate tucking in 4 KRINK markers (the markers known as the official graffiti-endorsed tools created by KR). Notice the zipper running down the length of the tongue to allow for easy on/off duties.
(Show 2: The Relax shoe launches April 2011)
The second shoe of the series is simple called, Relax. Modeled after dirt, water, and plants, Ryan constructed this model with the intention of enjoying the outdoors. We especially like the color pops of bright blue.
(Shoe 3: The V.I.P. shoe drops June 2011)
Finally, Ryan’s 3rd model is the V.I.P. shoe… because well, everyone is a V.I.P., right? The metaphorical red rope is a wink at the exclusivity game and playing it right. The shoe contains metallic silver lining, contrast stitching and the notorious velvet rope embroidered on the heel. The shoe is smooth black leather, and the laces are red.
Available in Men’s sizes, the Reebok Affili’Art Collection with Ryan McGinness hits select retailers starting in February 2011. Get them while they’re hot.