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Common Projects

Common Projects

Founded in 2004 by American-based art director Prathan Poopat and Italian creative consultant Flavio Girolami, Common Projects has since been at the forefront of luxury footwear design both independently and as a collaborative partner to other high-end fashion labels. Inspired by a plethora of casual sneakers, Common Projects was created to bridge the gap between sporting and luxury footwear with their first collection, “Achilles by Common Projects,” consisting of nothing more than a low-top leather sneaker in three color options -- this model would go on to become one of their most revered silhouettes. In the 11 years following its establishment, Common Projects has grown to boast over 50 original designs and is stocked in over 26 countries worldwide in a selection of more than 220 contemporary multi-brand settings. Girolami and Poopat met in the 1990s in New York’s East Village with their personal “common projects” resulting from a mutual understanding of footwear design and aesthetic value. In 2007, Girolami and Poopat began focusing on their project full-time before releasing their first full womenswear line in 2009 to aid in the company’s roughly $10 million USD annual turnover. Joined in 2009 by menswear designer Robert Geller, Common Projects decided to capitalize on its success and return to the collaborative ethos that brought it together. This ideal would see collaborations with the likes of Tim Coppens in 2012 and 2014 that bring a certain levity to the brand’s overall image.

Très Bien x Common Projects 2015 Fall/Winter Achilles Low
The Men Behind Common Projects
Steven Alan x Common Projects 2015 Fall/Winter Collection
Common Projects Achilles Low Grained Leather
Common Projects 2015 Fall/Winter Track Shoe
Common Projects 2015 Fall/Winter Mechanic's Boot
Common Projects 2015 Fall/Winter Collection
Common Projects for MR PORTER Tournament
Barneys New York 2015 Fall BNY Sole Series
TheNextDoor 2015 Spring/Summer Lookbook
 
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