The partnership between adidas and Jeremy Scott has been a long and successful one that has brought forth the collaborative footwear and apparel to the front of the fashion world. But before the two officially partnered up for the Scott line, in 2006 the fashion icon was called upon to design a version of the adidas Adicolor. For his design Scott decided to feature the work of a man who’s art and design influenced his own, Keith Haring.
adidas Adicolor Hi BK2 Jeremy Scott For Keith Haring uploaded by Sneakers76
Working very closely with the Keith Haring Foundation, Scott was allowed access to some previously unseen artwork Haring created. Given permission this artwork was the featured details that made this Adicolor Hi a standout, as well as highly sought after. Building on a white base the Adicolor Hi is known for, Scott decided on black heels and three stripes. Other then those additions nearly the entire upper is laser-etched with those new Haring pieces. Every bit of the sneaker is unique and represents Keith Haring to the fullest including his signature on the lacestay. This was one adidas Adicolor that you would not see anyone taking a marker to color in with.
Along with the Adicolor Hi, Scott created matching apparel to go along with the sneakers, the main piece being a tracksuit. Scott would say this about Harings pieces, “I was inspired by the way that Keith would use the human body as a canvas and he would often paint on it and in a sense it was very tribal but it was very much Keith’s work of the pure white line on a black body, or a black line on a white body.” Although known for his Wings or Gorilla‘s, many would argue that this homage to Keith Haring is Jeremy Scott’s best work as a sneaker designer.