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Sneakersnstuff adding bold camouflage to this spring’s global streetwear icon
In this story, we also cover how the Bouroullec brothers bringing impressive vase line back to life and ask ourselves: Is this a pair of chukkas, or is it a sneaker?
Converse X Sneakersnstuff The Swedish streetwear and sneaker store concept has grown into a global player, now established in Stockholm, Berlin, London, Paris, and, most recently, New York. Next week sees the big release of their own take on the clear it-shoe in the global streetwear scene for this spring, Converse One Star.
The Converse X Sneakersnstuff collab includes an apparel capsule, featuring a water and wind resistant Gore-Tex Coaches jacket, a short sleeve, and a long sleeve with an army inspired print and branded with the two’s logotypes. For the One Stars, two modernized versions of the ERDL pattern, created by US Army Engineer Research and Development Laboratory in the 60s, is brought to life in one military green and one slightly bolder lavender purple model. Both of them in a twisted camo pattern with a long list of details attached.
– Camo has always played a significant role in fashion and streetwear, and we wanted to highlight it by sewing pieces of leather together in a extended, unnatural process, says Sneakersnstuff co-founder Erik Fagerlind. We don’t believe in shortcurts. That’s not fashion. The collection is consistent, genuin and with a high craft level.
Released April 12 in all Sneakersnstuff outlets, sneakersnstuff.com, converse.com, and at selected retailers.
Bouroullec brothers bringing impressive vase line back to life Created by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, the design of vase line Ruutu for Iittala might look simple, but can only be made by the glassworks’ most skilled craftsmen. Every piece is polished by hand and a small masterpiece in itself, that takes seven glassblowers 24 hours to produce at the Iittala factory in Finland. This spring sees the re-activation of Ruutu (Finnish for “square” or diamond”), including new sizes and colours.
Is it a pair of chukkas, or is it a sneaker? Premium footwear brand CQP now launching their most advanced model to date. Quarter top slip-on Portico is a hybrid between a chukka and a sneaker, with an elastic band hidden inside the lining of the shoe keeping them tight on your feet. As usual, it’s hand-made in Portugal of the finest materials, including an Italien suede upper and a calf leather inner lining, with a properly constructed and supportive sole.
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