For Spring/Summer 2016, Happy Socks collaborates with graffiti artist André Saraiva to present a fun collection of socks and underwear featuring his characters. The Swedish artist says: “When I was a child, they would let me draw on the walls at home but also at school. When I arrived in Paris in 1981, it was obvious that the street would become my school, my studio. Graffiti is a way of challenging the domination of the City on individuals, a way to own it.”
André then created ‘Les Merceries d’André’ where he would sell his paintings by the metre. He used this experience to create the Black Block shop, devoted to the promotion and expansion of young artists. Thanks to his interest in different fields André has worked with prestigious brands including Louis Vuitton, Moët&Chandon and Caviar Kaspia. Past Happy Socks collaborators include Snoop Dogg, Pharrell’s Billionaires Boys Club, Paris Saint-Germain, David Lachapelle, Adidas, Terry Richardson and Rolex.