Footpatrol’s Creative Brand Lead, Asheeba Charles was keen to tap into Helsinki’s fashion & streetwear scene and came up with the idea to ask a Finnish designer to work on a three-way collaboration. Finnish designer Sasu Kauppi, a Central Saint Martin’s graduate, was called upon and embraced the project immediately.
Before launching his own unisex streetwear brand SSSU, Kauppi was design director and head of menswear design at YEEZY. After input of both Footpatrol and Karhu, Kauppi’s design stage was approached through a process of elimination resulting in a premium offering.
Presented in a Paloma Grey & White colour way, the KARHU x Footpatrol x SSSU ‘Legacy 96’ takes advantage of using premium materials throughout. Hairy suede is used across the entire toe-box area with reflective detail atop, pigskin suede and textured leather overlays complete the shoe with each partner’s brand logo embroidered and debossed printed on the heel.
Oct 31, 2020