Friday, April 29, 2016

Filling Pieces' Guillaume Philibert Bought Air Jordan Breds as His First Pair of Shoes*~

It was when he was studying architecture that iconic designer Guillaume Philibert realised the gaping void for high concept, low price sneakers in the footwear market. Today the creative director still runs things over at his Amsterdam-based high end footwear label Filling Pieces, which received Best Breakthrough Brand of 2014. By founding the label in 2009, Philibert set off his own design concepts, eventually introducing his fine Italian-made, thick-soled beauties into an oversaturated sneaker market and solidifying his name in the industry. The designer spoke with i-D about his latest projects, including a smashing collection for 2016 Fall / Winter that was inspired by Surinamese culture of South America. Read the whole interview here.