Founder of Stampd
Stampd has continued to hone its compelling monochrome approach, with a range of memorable specialty pieces surfacing over the past year. Founder Chris Stamp and his Los Angeles-based brand adhere to a strict black-and-white motif with each release, while illustrating an inclination toward minimalism and luxe materials since the brand’s early days. Getting his start as a student of graphic design before specializing in one-of-one customized sneakers; Chris fell back on student loans to purchase blank Converse Chuck Taylors to paint before the reach of Stampd hit on a global level. Later transitioning toward to a full-fledged label that incorporates accessories, luggage and ready-to-wear, the label pushes forward in exemplifying high-end street sensibility. Pulling together a refined and well-executed look while gaining attention for its murdered-out aesthetic, this year Stampd’ achieved all-new levels of visibility thanks to the direction of the current fashion climate, championing luxury streetwear.