Reviews of the Basquiat-adorned sneakers coming out in Reebok’s 2013 Fall/Winter Collection have been popping up recently in some art websites and blogs, such as Blouin Artinfo and Arrested Motion, but to check out the new sneakers, go straight to the Hypebeast site, the online magazine for fashion, arts, design and culture, with its own online store for fashion and accessories.
It’s not only the place to purchase the shoes (when they actually go on the market), but the readership’s comments rival that of any art website. They really seem to know their kicks, their fashion, and a bit about contemporary art and culture. About the Basquiat shoes, one commenter posts (insert [sic] liberally throughout), “Please don’t turn Basquiat into Keith Herring.” Another adds: “What’s up with this pseudo avant-garde art fixation goin on in the fashion world, it was alright when givenchy did it but now it’s just getting weird.”
Hypebeast’s current issue also features the “Andres Serrano for Altamont 2013 Fall/Winter Collection,” to which one reader responds, “It’s the complete Dickensian palimpsest, obviously.”