Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon is probably the least likely person to see on a Grammy advertisement on the side of a bus, but that is a testament to how big this guy has blown up since the band’s last album. So it’s not really a surprise that he is popping up in unlikely places. The mixing of musicians, celebrities, and fashion has never been more prevalent than today. Fortunately for us, this particular collaboration has been more than just for self promotion, as both the band and the shoe company have in common their love of animals – as a portion of the proceeds will go to to benefit the Best Friends Animal Society!
Here, Bon Iver has designed a Ramos shoe in a salmon upper, herringbone heel, and a black fish bone print across the toe. Right now you can pre-order these at Keepbefore July 1st for $75, to be shipped in October.
Also, check out this interview with Keep’s Una Kim at Hypebeast.
I’m too tired to write much of anything tonight. Apologies. Fortunately for my lazy ass, I don’t have to! Here is my man Chris, who reached out to me to help promote these collabos:
“Each season Macbeth collaborates with different artists for the Studio Project to design shoes that reflect their individual personality and sense of creativity . For Fall 2010, Macbeth teamed up with Mike Dirnt of Green Day. He chose to recreate the popular Schubert hi-top completely out of synthetic materials. He wanted to create something comfortable, yet a stylish black sneaker that he could wear on stage, on the red carpet, or to grab some coffee. This design, like that before it, is 100% vegan and features a custom water-based synthetic adhesive. The Schubert isn’t, however, just another eco-friendly project: the design offers increased ankle support and a low profile vulcanized outsole with advanced vegan materials for a unique and comfortable sneaker. Also part of the Studio Project, Taking Back Sunday’s members Matt Fazzi and Mark O’Connell also chose to redesign the Schubert sneaker completely out of vegan materials.
Some of these are available on presale by logging on to maxim and clicking the MacBeth pre-sale under “stuff”. You can also cop the Mike Dirnt joints and view other pictures of the Studio Project here.