Christian Kimber is a English born designer based in Melbourne. You may have already heard of him through his general reputation for making great semi formal products. We say products which seems somewhat generic although the collection is mainly footwear there are also pocket squares, bags, leather goods and other wonderful miscellany. There is also the not so little matter of a collaboration with grail piece creators Eidos Napoli, itself a line created by luxury retailers Isaia, and this colalboration continues again this season.
For SS16 the footwear sees a new foray in to luxury sneakers. An often attempted but rarely well carried out exercise for some brands this appears to be the exception to the rule. The collection is titled Passport because of the inspiration drawn from the places Christian himself travelled to and each design has a story behind it from these travels. Then of course we get to the look book. Photographed by Sebastian Petrovksi on Australian beaches the imagery does everything but take you there; passport is obviously an apt name.
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