It has been just over two years since Sneaker Freaker brought light to Stampd’ LA, a brand that was solely devoted to customising the classic all white Converse Chuck Taylors. They gained global respect and popularity by offering a unique customisation service to the cool kids who strived to be individuals and could not handle owning the good-ol’ plain Chucks! The distinctive, and extremely detailed designs, with inspirations deriving from the Los Angeles culture, further popularised designer/entrepreneur Chris Stamp’s ‘Stampd’ LA’ business.
Fast Forward one year and Stampd’ LA Footwear was born. Chris Stamp partnered up with LA based manufacturers who took his innovative ideas and developed them into Stamp’s own collection of shoes. This is a footwear brand that is most definitely striving, especially with their recently launched 2009 collection; a collection we all need to take note of!
Stampd’ LA have stuck to their roots of LA for the latest collection, proving that they are still grounded and remember where they are from. The signature style of representing their hometown’s culture with the edgy twist is still present for the 2009 collection. However, they have mixed it up this time round by introducing various new textures and modernised prints to give it that ‘street wear worthy’ and ‘dapper savvy’ look. A classic chic style many desire for the simplistic transition from day to night footwear.
Taking inspirations from the latest fashion trends, part of Stampd’ LA’s spring 2009 collection consists of loud 90s prints, stonewash denim and floral designs all printed on the Chuck inspired canvas hi-tops. There are also clean-cut pairs for the people who don’t dig the “in-ya-face” bold shoes, but these too are given the Stampd’ touch by using patent materials! For a more contemporary design check out their Numberd’ range, which are limited to 100 per style. But I have to say, my personal favourites have to be the Gardend’! The Gradend’ pair really gets in touch with my feminine side, reminding me that summer is nearing! With sizes starting from men’s 4, the ladies are good to go!
As a relatively new footwear brand, expect a lot more from Stampd’ LA. The spring 2009 collection is just a teaser compared to what we are bound to see in the coming years from Stampd’ LA. Any brand that can polish up a basic shoe model; a blank canvas, and turn it into something as refreshing and new to the footwear game will most definitely get the M.I.S.S ladies thumbs up! Oh, and the fact that Stampd’ LA shoes drop down to a men’s size 4; a women’s size 6, doesn’t hurt either…we feel the love!
Check the Stampd’ LA online for more details and read the full story to see more from the new collection.
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