Back in July Keds teamed up with artists from the Whitney Biennial to lend their vision to the All-American sneaker. This week, phase two of the KedsWhitney Collection was released, this time with Laura Owens and Sarah Crowner commissioned to reimagine the blank canvas of the Keds Champion. Owens took the concept quite literally, blowing up an image of a piece of canvas and giving a trompe l'oeil texture to her kicks. Crowner’s take on the Champion plays with continuity of the feet as canvas, from the left to right, and how the silhouette of a shoe changes with each step. They're completely different takes, but both offer a little more artistry and concept that your average skippie. Sold exclusively at select Bloomingdales nationwide and at Bloomingdales.com, a portion of the sales support art too, benefiting the Whitney Museum.
Keds and The Whitney Make Art For Your Feet
September 28, 2010