The Keith Haring Foundation has teamed up with the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation in this surprising collaboration to raise money for research and caretaking organizations fighting against AIDS. The result is a small collection of limited edition footwear (including super cool wellies) for men, women and kids!!
In 1988, Haring was diagnosed with AIDS. He established the Keith Haring Foundation in 1989, its mandate being to provide funding and imagery to AIDS organizations and children's programs, and to expand the audience for Haring’s work through exhibitions, publications and the licensing of his images. Haring enlisted his imagery during the last years of his life to speak about his own illness and generate activism and awareness about AIDS.
Haring died from AIDS related complications in 1990.
For more information on Haring...just google him. He is amazing.
The collection will be on preview at Colette, 213 Rue Saint-Honoré 75001, Paris from February 1st - February 13th 2010