In 2011, former graphic design student and West Coast-native Chris Stamp founded his menswear label Stampd. Earlier this year, Stampd was one of the winners of the GQ Award for Best New Menswear Designers. Later this week, the self-dubbed “avantstreet” label will release its first collaboration with Puma: a combination of European athleticism and aesthetics born of California cool.
At the beginning of the design process, Stamp and his head designer traveled to Germany to pull from Puma’s extensive archives—something Stamp was particularly excited about. The result is a simple, streamlined collection of sleek sneakers (both slip-on and lace-up), a nylon vest, a reversible down jacket, and tech leggings, shorts, and t-shirts in a no-fuss palette of black, white, cream, and grey with custom trim. “The idea was to use our fit and color palette and give our guy a way to dress in or out of the athletic environment,” explains Stamp.
Among the collection’s stand-out pieces is Stamp’s personal favorite, the “Trinomic sock” running shoe. “I’ve always wanted to see the disc silhouette without the disc,” he says. “It’s also extremely comfy.”
STAMPD X PUMA IS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE STARTING THIS SATURDAY, JULY 11, VIA STAMPD’S WEBSITE. FOR AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE COLLECTION, CLICK THROUGH THE SLIDESHOW ABOVE.