A new member of the OFFSPRING family this season is Norwegian luxury brand, Avvikk.
Designed in Norway and made in Italy with the skills and traditions of leading shoe makers, Avvikk offers luxury construction and craftsmanship combined with the finest materials to create modern unisex footwear.
Created within the contrast of tradition and progression, alongside the evolution of equality, Avvikk is innovative and straightforward with modern views and practical needs. Looking to the future, Avvikk aims to push the boundaries of modern footwear through advanced materials, sleek design and quality construction.
The main focus is on the use of innovative materials with a forward looking perspective. Continually looking into hi-tech materials, smart textiles and new developments to create new and original collections. The A/W15 collection features a crushed, light-sensitive, metallic fabric alongside ‘rubber feel’ coated leathers and neoprenes. These new materials combined with zippers,
elastics and velcro offer new dimensions and characteristics to footwear with
alternative ways to fasten, wear and construct the shoe.
Avvikk footwear is available online here and in selected OFFSPRING stores.
We are pleased to reveal the newest member of the OFFSPRING family, Native.
Founded by Damian Van Zyll De Jong, Native hails from Vancouver, Canada. This unique brand has built its reputation on its lightweight models, “beast-free” materials and futuristic viewpoint.
The 2 silhouettes that have dropped in OFFSPRING this week are the Apollo Chukka and the Apollo Moc. Both feature Native’s famous lightweight EVA sole and a soft microfibre upper in a smart, minimal silhouette.
“NATIVE EXISTS TO ENLIGHTEN FEET EVERYWHERE BY CREATING FUTURE CLASSICS. INSPIRED BY THE PAST AND INFORMED BY THE FUTURE WE ARE YOUR SHOES FOR TODAY.”
Recently, hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar has been seen sporting some Native’s, adding a bit more hype to this unique brand.
Introducing a new brand for SS15, American based brand Clear Weather.
Clear Weather is an independent, lifestyle footwear brand created by brothers Josh and Brandon Brubaker. Clear Weather footwear features vintage inspired silhouettes with a futuristic feel, while offering excellent craftsmanship.
After spending more than two decades working with some of the biggest trainers companies, the Brubaker brothers decided to create their own sneaker style using clean cut silhouettes and premium materials.
The stand out silhouette of the collection is the moccasin style One-to-One with its clean cupsole, soft suede upper, fringed cuff and stitching details. The red colour is an OFFSPRING UK Exclusive.
The low profile Ninety has a deck shoe style with an intricate, lazer cut upper in soft white leather. The One Ten high top takes on an old school skate style with a padded collar, large tongue and monochrome colourway.
The collection is now available online and in OFFSPRING stores.
SHOP CLEAR WEATHER
Founded in 1976, German brand MCM (Modern Creation München) is famous for its luxury leather goods, often emblazoned with its iconic logo.
A long time favourite of celebrities, MCM is known for its traditional craftsmanship and stylish functionality and now the creative director Michael Michalsky has fused his own lifestyle brand MICHALSKY and MCM to create a range of luxury sneakers.
This German born fashion designer has previously worked with adidas and was the man responsible for their infamous collaborations with Stella McCartney and Yohji Yamamoto.
His collaborative collection features some classic, basketball style, high top trainer silhouettes. The uppers are crafted from premium leather and stamped with the instantly recognisable MCM logo. These ultimate sports luxe styles are the perfect fusion of hip-hop style streetwear and timeless heritage artisanship.
SHOP MICHALSKY X MCM
Ransom is a Canadian lifestyle company that draws inspiration from the great outdoors to develop it’s unique and expertly crafted designs.
The new AW14 expedition series takes inspiration from the mountainous Yosemite National Park and the city dwelling’s of the brands hometown in Toronto, Canada. The contrast of city vs. natural is the perfect balance, using simple silhouettes with premium fabrics and construction.
Here are three of OFFSPRING‘s favourites from the collection
The Alta Mid is a contemporary classic with the comfort of a traditional moccasin but with the performance of a technical runner. The soft, suede upper and featherweight EVA outsole creates a causal and slimline appearance.
The Field Lite is perfect for all terrain from mountainous trails to metropolitan streets, offered in a feather marled knit and ventilated air mesh upper with a smooth EVA rubber outsole.
The Path Lite is a technical, lightweight runner constructed with the weather resistant materials. The upper consists of lightweight nylon and 3D no sew panels and sits on an EVA, rubber traction outsole.