Common Projects | Minimalist Design & Superior Construction
When looking at street style from New York, whether it be online or in real life, they always seem to be ahead of the game, but not in a way that will date. That’s why it may come as no surprise that Common Projects is a New York based footwear label (although hand-stitched in Italy).
With the brand being a young 10 years old, the label has a near timeless aesthetic and design philosophy based around three principles of form, function and materials; the modernist philosophy that “form follows function”.
Starting, as a collaboration to make a singular simple shoe that they just couldn’t find elsewhere, they came up with the Achilles (now a classic). Now with an entire collection for men and women, each design echoes the simplicity and understated design of the original Achilles.
The latest collection includes low, mid and high tops as well as derby, slip-on, ankle boot and chukka boot options all reflecting a sense of everyday architecture.
The label’s trademark is small gold numbering on the side of the shoe, which is simply a demarcation of the style, the size and colour. In recent years they have also expanded the range to include backpacks and small leather goods.
Common Projects’ increasingly expanding line is now globally respected for it’s quality and design. Check out Common Projects at the following stockists.