Colabs Happy Socks
Collaborations are an important part of Happy Socks. In addition to trying to do good, we want to work with the best, most creative designers and corporations.
Past Collaborations Include:
Happy Socks X Love Me
For Valentines Happy Socks has collaborated with painter and photographer Curtis Kulig, the man behind the ubiquitous “Love Me” artwork. In 2005 he scribed 'Love Me' on a wall in Los Angeles. Since then this simple message has become a global phenomenon spanning from New York, to Paris, to Istanbul and Tokyo.
Three limited edition sock styles will be available in a combination of red, black and white with the recognizable words “Love Me” knit into the sock’s design.
Happy Socks shot by Terry Richardson
On September 23rd 2011, Terry Richardson gathered a crew of New York’s coolest to shoot under happy conditions. Stylist / fashion editor Mel Ottenberg and designer Adam Selman created an impressive series of looks based on Happy Socks’ Chapter #FOUR collection, turning Happy Socks into pants, sweaters, tops, even bunny ears and a bow tie to reflect the personality of each subject. Creative Director Jen Brill brought her impeccable sensibility and vision to the project.
The campaign features a Who’s Who of up and coming talent, personally selected by Richardson and Brill.
The line-up includes A$AP Rocky, Sky Ferreira, Ashley Smith, Action Bronson, Camille Rowe, Braydon Szafranski, Physical Therapy, Maluca Mala and Mykki Blanco. The outcoming campaign is fun and the mix of people and added illustrations turn it into a well rounded and interesting series of lookbook images.
Keds, The iconic American lifestyle brand established in 1916, collaborated with Happy Socks to create two pairs of shoes. Covered from toe to heel in red, white and blue polka dots these shoes put a fresh and vibrant spin to the Keds classic Champion silhouette. Each pair of shoes came with an exclusive set of limited edition striped Happy Socks.
For the winter campaign 2012, inspired by the Indian festival Happy Holi, Happy Socks collaborated with designer Manish Arora. The worldwide acclaimed Indian designer created three pairs of joy spreading Happy Socks full of love and colour. These were exclusively packaged in a limited edition box. The perfect gift for the holiday season.
Adidas - Matchplay X Viktor Tell
Happy Socks founder and creative director, Viktor Tell, teamed up with Adidas Originals to create his own fun version of Matchplay. From the outside the silhouette of the shoe looks low key with its white canvas upper. When looking closer, details on the heel tab, ankle padding and inside tell stories of both the Olympics and Happy Socks.
Opening Ceremony is a multifaceted retail environment comprised of shops, showroom, and private label collections. The colab was released on New York’s Fashion’s Night Out and consisted of a selection of four Americana inspired styles of Happy Socks designed by Opening Ceremony.
Minecraft is a sandbox construction game where the user is able to create anything imaginable by combining materials made up of blocks. The Minecraft x HappySocks socks comes in a blocky box including 3 pairs of socks with exclusive Minecraft designs: the pig, the creeper and a Minecraft landscape sock.
Barneys New York
For the 2009 holiday season, Happy Socks worked with Barney’s COOP on a set of exclusive colours. Barney’s is known for their innovative, stylish collaborations with breakout brands and Happy Socks fit right in. The limited collection socks were available only at Barney’s and the collaboration was a unique take on the traditional footwear staple.
Happy Socks x Bearbrick Happy Socks was approached by Japanese legend company Medicom Toy Corp to design its very own version of the famous BE@RBRICK. We could not help but create the matching pair of socks. BE@RBRICK is a collectible toy designed and produced by the Japanese company MediCom Toy Incorporated, and sold in limited numbers. They are highly collectible, and predominantly collected by adults. As a result of their limited production, and the participation of artists, BE@RBRICKs are generally considered designer toys. In this collaboration, Happy Socks have designed an exclusive, creative and a colourful sock. The BE@RBRICK toy is designed as wearing this exclusive Happy Socks BE@RBRICK sock.
Colette and KesselsKramer
Paris super-store Colette and KesselsKramer contacted Happy Socks to create an ultra limited series of socks for the store swap they organized between Colette in Paris and London’s KK Outlet. We took the best pairs of Chapter #TWO and mismatched them, creating new fun pairs: the right sock represents Colette and the left is for KK .
Giles Deacon for the Elton John Aids Foundation
Happy Socks by Giles Deacon for the Elton John AIDS Foundation - a limited edition box of seven pairs of crazy socks. Each sock features a different design. Happy Socks teamed up with Giles Deacon and the Elton John Aids Foundation to make a great collaborative project and help bring notice to World AIDS Day while raising money for the foundation.
This is a pairing made in heaven: Globe-Trotter and Happy Socks are partners – not in the sock making business – but in the display world. Globe- Trotter has been named Happy Socks’ official display partner for the US market. Not a bad deal for Happy Socks.
Happy Socks teamed up with über cool Hotels The Standard for a different collaboration in each one of their locations. Two pairs per hotel: Downtown LA, Miami Beach, Hollywood and New York. Pairs were available in the mini-bar of all rooms.
Designer Stephen Wong, head of Wong Wong and former Art Director of Helmut Lang Studios, created an exclusive World Cup 2010 collection for Happy Socks. “With inspiration sought from the world of football, the collection pays homage to the rich football culture of eight chosen nations from across the globe.”
The cycling world gets another sock to commemorate Italy, arguably the world’s most passionate cycling nation. So who better to this than a Danish clothing line and a Swedish sock company? Together, Happy Socks and Wood Wood released the 2/3 CORSA sock which features green, white, and red stripes at the top of the sock.