xVessel G.O.P Capsule Collection by Vanness Wu

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Other streetwear labels riff on vintage sneaker design: VanNess Wu strips it down to the bone.

Since founding xVessel in 2018, the Taiwanese-American singer/actor turned designer has become an anatomist of street style. The label’s G.O.P. shoe line earned a commission from Yohji Yamamoto for SS20, and its directional aesthetics make it easy to see why.

The G.O.P. hits a grunge note with its distressed uppers, slashed and re-stitched into sections and fraying at the hems. But the eye-popping deconstruction happens at the midsole. Stacked layers with contrast stripe are displaced and cut away in sections – creating a disrupted line and visual interference that verges on trippy. At the midpoint, the layers are stripped all the way back to expose the cork footbed.

Cushioning for a smooth ride. Aesthetics designed for double-takes.

Four-shoe capsule (HK$1,890) in black and white – on JOYCE NOW

正當其他街頭服飾品牌不斷為運動鞋配上復古設計,相反Vanness Wu將其運動鞋抽走復古設計。

自2018年創立xVessel以來,這位美籍台湾歌手/演員躍身成為一位解剖街頭風格的的設計師。

G.O.P.鞋款的設計美學,於SS20獲得了山本耀司(Yohji Yamamoto)的青睞,與G.O.P.鞋款推出聯乘鞋款。

G.O.P.鞋款的設計用上仿舊鞋面增加玩味,而鞋邊被割開又重新縫接而成。最令人意想不到的是,鞋的中間部份利用堆疊與對比條紋,創造一視覺迷幻。在中間的位置,層層的軟木被剝開,露出軟木鞋底。

包含美學設計及平穩舒適的雙重欣賞。

xVessel四鞋款 (HK$1,890) 各有黑白色供選擇在JOYCE NOW發售。