Common Projects was founded in 2004 by Prathan Poopat and Flavio Girolami. The New York-based footwear brand for men and women has gained a cult following for their minimal aesthetic and functional designs.
The label is renowned for a clean and sleek look, effortlessly stylish and designed to be compatible with any outfit. Understated designs have a laid back, urban-inspired feel which provides a nonchalant yet stylish choice for day-to-day wear. Across collections, leather sneakers, lace-up high-tops and classic chelsea boots are complimented by a small gold numbering detail along the heel. The number reflects the style, size and colour of the shoe, adding a distinctive and unique touch. Suede detailing and velcro straps enhance the contemporary feel of the brand, adding a new element to simple designs.
All designs are high-quality, made with hard-wearing soles to compliment the utilitarian nature of Common Projects collections. Each pair of shoes is hand-stitched in Italy, and in leather styles, Italian Nappa leather is often used. With quality and function given major importance in the design process, Common Projects footwear is not only stylish, but also built to last.
Common Projects designs can be found widely throughout the internet and purchased from various stockists, including Net-a-Porter, End Clothing and Harvey Nichols.