Southern California’s Publish Brand has teamed up with Japan-based brand BUDDY to create a unique capsule collection. Both brands met in Tokyo a few years back and built a strong connection based on similar ideals of quality and design. Today, both brands present their collaborative efforts by featuring warm earth tones in a handmade leather slip-on sneaker accompanied with a durable canvas & leather tote bag. The two pieces represent the true spirit of Tokyo-based fashion.
When you are in Japan, you feel like you are in the world’s largest judgment-free zone. You feel like you can wear anything and be fully accepted. – Alex James (Brand Director of Publish)
The GS Slip-On sneaker is made of premium butter soft cow leather. The left and right shoes are reversed in color ways to give them unique contrast and character. The shoe’s back pull-tab is made of natural Veg Tan leather to achieve the tonal look. The second piece is a large canvas tote with natural Veg Tan leather finishing the bottom portion. The bag also features reverse colors on both sides, complimenting the shoes to complete the capsule.
Both products are handmade with love in Japan. This exclusive, limited edition collection is available now at Buddy Kyoto, Dover Street Market Ginza, and online at PublishBrand.com.