Keith Haring’s ubiquitous prints are made even more accessible and wearable with a number of brand collaborations. Three of the most notable partnerships available in Manila include a customizable capsule collection by Converse, a wide range menswear collection by H&M, and a staple unisex UT Collection by Uniqlo.
Limited edition pieces from accessories (bucket hat, pendant, bag), to intimates (trunks, socks), apparel (shirts, hoodies), and footwear are available for you to choose from so you can wear your Keith Haring icons loud and proud. These are available in Manila through the brands’ physical shops, official websites, mobile apps, and major e-commerce platforms.
The first Converse x Keith Haring Collection features a selection of Graphic tees, a reversible bucket hat, and of course the classic Converse Footwear. Prices ranges from Php 1,590 to Php 5,590.
Collect kicks from the popular Converse lines including Run Star Hike, Chuck 70, Chuck Taylor All Star, and Pro Leather. The centrepiece of the Converse x Keith Haring Collection is the personalisation options available for the Converse by You Chuck 70.
The customisation options available in the global Converse website allow you to express your creativity and come up with a design that is uniquely you. The three step process begins by (1) choosing between a graphic or classic midsole design, followed by (2) customising your canvas with your favourite Keith Haring print, and finally (3) selecting your patch and laces to complete the look. If you are a fan, you might want to try it out and design your own pair. You can have it delivered from overseas direct to your local doorsteps via third party couriers.
H&M’s The Pop Art Drop is a complete streetwear collection featuring popular Keith Haring iconography. Though classified as menswear, most pieces in the collection may also be comfortably worn by women.
The collection includes trunks, socks, jackets. hoodie and jogger combo, sweaters, button down shirts, relax fit shirts, hat, shoulder bag, trainers, a pendant necklace, and an oversized demin jacket. Price ranges from Php 299 to Php 2,490.
You may get the Pop art drop collection via H&M stores nationwide while a few items are online-exclusive via the H&M official website .
Uniqlo has carried Keith Haring pieces through its UT graphic shirt line and has extended this with the Keith Haring x Tokyo line.
Keith Haring had frequented Japan in the 1980s and launched the second – and only overseas, branch of his Pop Shop in Tokyo. It is only fitting for Uniqlo to keep Keith Haring in its roster of UT collaborations. Shirt prices usually is set at Php790.
Keith Haring collaborations
In his lifetime, Keith Haring wanted to make his artwork accessible to as many people as possible. This goal is realised through brand collaborations such as collections from Converse, H&M, and Uniqlo. These collaborations help keep his work thriving and relevant to today’s youth. No wonder Keith Haring’s artwork is among the most loved and recognisable imagery in the world.
You may get the Uniqlo UT pieces via Uniqlo shops nationwide as well as their official website and mobile app.
Official Converse, H&M, Uniqlo websites and instagram pages; Margielyn Didal instagram page.
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