Today sees the launch of the DKNY Art for Men and Women in the UK. Those of us who were around in the 80’s will no doubt remember Keith Haring’s work popping up everywhere and his friendship with Madonna – who wore clothes designed by him and championed him whenever she could.
“I have always been
inspired by the life and innate style of the artist,” says
Karan. “I have admired Keith Haring’s
work ever since his designs first appeared in the subway stations of New York; they
are not only visually compelling, but communicate a message that I think
everyone can relate to. This really speaks to the essence of DKNY; wearable art
that’s young, urban and totally original.”
Keith Haring passed away in 1990. Before he died, he founded The Keith Haring Foundation in his name to maintain and enhance his legacy of giving to children’s and AIDS organisations. Throughout his career, Haring produced murals, sculptures and paintings to benefit hospitals, underprivileged children’s groups and various community health organisations. The
mission of the Keith Haring Foundation is to sustain, expand, and protect the
legacy of Keith Haring, his art, and his ideals. The Foundation supports
not-for-profit organisations that assist children, as well as organisations
involved in education, research and care related to AIDS.
Women EDT 100ml RRP £38 / DKNY Art Men EDT 100ml RRP £34
More information on the Keith Haring Foundation can be found at haring.com.