A.P.C. is a French ready-to-wear brand, founded in 1988 by Tunisian Designer Jean Touitou. A.P.C. stands for 'Atelier de Production et de Création'. Going against the grain of conventional trends, A.P.C.'s minimal designs gained a large following, especially for their perfectly cut high-quality Japanese selvedge denim. The brand continues that tradition today, continually creating collections of simple, yet refined pieces that can be worn throughout the years.
Founded in 1924 by Adi Dassler, the company with the three stripes started from humble beginnings before becoming the sports giant it is today. From providing Jesse Owens the spikes he won 4 Olympic gold medals in, to gracing the feet of many a cultural and sub-cultural movement especially in the UK, many more milestones and innovations over the decades have made up the storied history of Adidas. Today the three stripes are recognized around the world to represent a rich history with classic silhouettes, as well as continued innovation with new footwear and sportswear technologies.
Aimé Leon Dore is a brand born and bred in New York City, as is its designer Teddy Santis, a Queens-native. Launched in 2014 with a direct to consumer mantra, Aimé Leon Dore has since begun to work with select retail accounts around the world in the same careful fashion they have done since their start. With heavy influence from the five boroughs of NYC, Aimé Leon Dore distills the spirit of NYC's history of hip-hop and pick-up basketball that coloured Santis' upbringing, into a high-low fusion of downtown streetwear with uptown tailoring. With made in NYC cut-and-sew, and made in Canada jersey, Aimé Leon Dore's collections exude a casual street ready luxury mix one can only describe as "New York".