CEO of CYC Design Corporation and Founder of wings+horns and Reigning Champ
As CEO of CYC Design corporation -- a garment producer which boasts a client list that includes the likes of Supreme and Arc’teryx -- Craig Atkinson has channeled his penchant for superior craftsmanship and design into his creative outlet that is wings+horns and Reigning Champ. The Vancouver-based menswear brand is renowned for its take on seemingly minimal wardrobe staples, of which get transformed into an East-meets-West aesthetic, where we are presented with a marriage of Canadian design and the iconic Japanese attention to detail. Now in its 12th year of operation, the loyal fan base of wings+horns has come to expect the unexpected each season, whether it be an extremely well-made staple or a collaboration with brands such as adidas Originals and Danner. For Reigning Champ, it truly has become one of the industry’s most heralded brands for high-quality basics with heavyweight fleece and well-made garments becoming a defining characteristic of each piece. This year, RC not only expounded on its brand extensions with collaborations alongside Kith and the LA Galaxy, but it also finally opened its Vancouver flagship.