Common Projects SS16 Collection

One of our favourite high-end sneaker brands have released their full Spring/Summer 2016 collection, with a seasonal twist.

Common Projects, the New York-based sneaker company founded by Prathan Poopat and Flavio Girolami, continue their celebrated minimal aesthetic for the 2016 collection with an eye-catching array of colours amongst their newest range.

Whilst Australia will be winding down into Autumn during the release, we’re excited to see many of the colours are muted enough to wear straight into winter.

We’ve become accustomed to the timeless design of the Common Projects profile, which has influenced other brands to replicate the successful design into a new wave of minimalist sneakers.

However, the Common Projects Spring/Summer 2016 collection features the classic low top in a variety of spring-inspired pastels that sound flamboyant, but actually match the distinguished minimalist design. The collection also features more highly saturated bright spring colours and more soft summer tones for those of us not wanting to draw too much attention to our sneakers at upcoming summer events.

As is tradition with Common Projects, the designs have very little difference from previous seasons, although they are releasing their high top range in some of the more saturated colours seen in the collection. And as always, all Common Projects come with their widely recognised gold foil numbers on the heel counter, so no one will ever mistake them for another minimalist imitation.

Amongst the new collection comes the addition of a Velcro strap low-top, with a crisp 3 strap system finished in their high quality leather.

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Marten Ascenzo
Marten is a Melbourne based designer and writer with a background in architecture and graphic design. When he's not dabbling as The Tailored Man's photographer, he's working inside a fashion startup as a creative designer.