New York-based men’s studio, Number 288, is pleased to introduce the brand’s third collection of contemporary footwear for Fall/ Winter 2015. Conceived in New York and crafted by artisans in Portugal, Fall/ Winter 2015 introduces a fresh palate of colors and textures to the brand’s signature minimalist collection with a uniquely modern touch.
Co-founders, Jung Suh and Benyam Assefa, have once again re-imagined the classics with the latest Fall/Winter 2015 collection. Featuring bold navy and black hues juxtaposed with softer natural tones of off-white, light matte grey and raw tan vegetable leather, the collection is understated in colors, yet rich in the details. The brand’s signature II VIII VIII logo effortlessly stands out on the back of each shoe, while styles like the Grand, Prince, and Lafayette II add an element of surprise to an otherwise classic silhouette with asymmetrical laces.
The Fall/Winter 2015 collection sees a dramatic infusion of texture into the collection this season, with new materials not frequently used in footwear making an appearance. Styles the Houston introduce a leather fish skin texture into the mix, which perfectly off-sets the organic feel of the raw vegetable hides used in color variations of almost every style within the collection. Supple suedes continue to make an appearance throughout the line for an elevated effect, while styles like the Bond, Bleecker, Mott and Grand II combine smooth matte calf leather with mesh for a contrasting, sporty effect.
Utilizing a subtle infusion of colors, textures and details, Number 288’s third collection is a perfect progression of the brand’s understated style, which teeters on the edge of refined and athletic. The brand’s multidisciplinary approach and high quality finished product is a fresh alternative to the needs of the market today.