Contemporary artist Ron English has today shown off his latest collaboration with Puma. For the collaboration English has left his stamp all over the brands iconic Suede Collection.
We’re only seven months into the year and also 2012 has seen some rather brilliant collaborations between the fashion and art world. With that in mind and inspired by Ron English x Puma we’ve compiled a list of our favourite fashion and art collaborations in 2012 so far…
Micah Lidberg x Lacoste: The most recent collaboration in our list saw Lidberg’s playful illustrations appear on a range of Lacoste L!ve pieces. Like a screen grab of our childhood dreams the pieces featured aliens, UFOs, dinosaurs and more colour than you’d ever imagine on one piece. Love.
Marc Jacobs x Kidult: After we put the whole ‘was it a set up, wasn’t it a set up’ drama behind us we learnt to love Kidult’s team up with Marc Jacobs. After the street artist graffitied Jacobs’ New York shop Jacobs retaliated and create a range of t-shirts featuring the damage. Whether it was planned or not it doesn’t matter, it was still genius and got everyone talking.
Asos x David Shrigley: It’s been a big year for illustrator Shrigley who has teamed up with several fashion houses as well as hosting a retrospective at a top London gallery. Our favourite of all his team-ups has to be his one with Asos. It was playful, colourful, cheeky and witty. Everything his art work is but in t-shirt form.
Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama: Long before Damien Hirst had even heard of a dot painting Japanese artist Kusama was making a name for her self for her in-you-face dot paintings. Following a huge retrospective of her work at the Tate she then teamed up with Louis Vuitton for a range of scarfs, bags, dresses and skirts. The collection was a huge success and marked Kusama’s name as one of the most influential artists around.
Vans x The Cobra Snake: When we heard a photographer was teaming up with a shoe wear brand we weren’t sure how it was going to work but but we had no reason to worry. Our favourites were this brightly coloured pair which featured none other than a burger print design although it took a few looks to realise that’s what it was.
And our least favourite goes to…
WilFry x Nike: Anyone who creates a t-shirt that they then try to sell for £58,000 is not someone we are going to support. Soz.