And the Reebok Classic goes to…
The week leading up to the Grammy’s is traditionally packed with party after party filled with celebs from all corners of pop culture getting their mingle on. Some of those parties are justified because they’re music based, while some are excuses to see and be seen under the guise of being music based. Reebok Classics brought the music and shoes. Which means other Grammy week events almost certainly couldn’t compare in the eyes of even the remotest sneaker fan.
Classics held events at Milk Studios in L.A., bringing shoe, artist, and art together. The Reebok Classics Gifting Suite kind of got things underway, with VIP’s like Classics Creative Director Swizz Beatz, Rocsi Diaz, Omarion, Teyana Taylor, and media passing through last Friday and Saturday to grab gear from the Classics Spring 2012 Collection. The focus of the shoes was “iconic”, so that meant the guys got the Ex-o-Fit Hi, Workout Mid, Classic Leather, Kamikaze and Dibello Mid Stud, while the gals got the Freestyle and Chi-Kaze. Even Classics’ Jean-Michel Basquiat collab was present.
Then there was the Reebok Presents Classic Photographs by Jonathan Mannion event. The noted photog’s travelling photo exhibit rolled into town at just the right time, opening to the public on Friday with music sets by DJ Quik and a special performance by Big Daddy Kane. Mannion’s photos included portraits of stars like Biggie, Jay-Z, Lil’ Wayne, Aaliyah, LL Cool J, and Yasiin Bey.
The Reebok Presents an Artist Discussion with The Game and Jonathan Mannion event saw a select group of invitees link up to talk game with The Game – his life and career, as well as the photos Mannion documented of Game’s path.
Check out the photo recap of each of the three events below in order, as well as shots of the Reebok Classics stable of sneakers and gear and Mannion exhibit pics.