A Nike sneaker lined with brown leather exterior. Political statements scribbled in fabric paint on another tennis shoe. A colorful acrylic painting depicting Micheal Jackson strapped in Adidas kicks. Last night tucked away on Dean Street, a cozy brownstone house was transformed into an artsy social for sneaker feens. The crowd spilled into the street with the many sneaker obsessed New Yorkers who attended the launching party for Anivram Sneaker Boutique-- a cross cultured store that will sell custom styled tennis shoes along with sneaker inspired wall art.
Sam Robinson, CEO and lead designer of Anivram said her website Anivram.com is scheduled to launch next week and will feature her designs, along with sneakers designed by top artists in the New York area. International artists, including Gaby from Ireland, also attended the event to showcase his sneaker inspired paintings. His medium-- cardboard, acrylic, staples, Photoshop, and stitches. And if you wanted to kick it for a cause, proceeds from the party will be donated to scholarships for sneaker design students. Nice. For more info on the boutique and custom inspired sneakers, e-mail Ms. Robinson at Sam@anivram.com. And for more information on copies of my photography or covering any events, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks! More pictures to come soon!