Making a strong statement with its debut collection, New York-based No. 288 focuses on creating modern footwear while respect traditional methods of footwear construction. Graduates of the Parsons School of Design, Jung Suh and Benyam Assefa insisted on sourcing premium leathers from Portugal and Italy for 2014 fall/winter, which is used across a series of rubber-soled sneakers, with high-tops, trainer styles and a chukka option included. Suh and Assefa, from South Korea and Ethiopia respectively, chose to shoot their inaugural lookbook in New York’s SoHo. Drop by the No. 288 homepage to browse the collection in full.