VAGABOND SHOEMAKERS LAUNCHES NEW CLOTHING CONCEPT
Shoe brand Vagabond Shoemakers is taking a new direction with a clothing line set to launch in early May. The T-shirt, a garment for everyday use with a straight fit and contemporary design, marks the beginning of Vagabond Shoemakers Apparel. To celebrate the launch, the Swedish shoemakers collaborated with CGI/3D artist Micky Ho to create a limited-edition T-shirt featuring her interpretation of the brand’s summer campaign print.
The world of Vagabond Shoemakers is expanding— the Swedish footwear brand recently launched their new concept: Vagabond Shoemakers Apparel. Last spring, a limited-edition leather jacket was released, marking Vagabond’s very first clothing item. This unique one-time release sold out within 24 hours, leading to the idea of creating a more permanent collection. Thus, Vagabond Shoemakers Apparel was born.
Marie Nilsson Peterzén, creative director and co-founder of Vagabond Shoemakers, reflects on the shoe brand, which was founded in the 1990s and now ventures into a new segment in the fashion world: “At Vagabond, we always strive to do things that inspire and intrigue us— venturing into the clothing sector represents an exciting new chapter for us. Just like with our footwear, we aim to create designs that embody everyday style, with sustainable quality and refined details at the core of our design process.”
The first step is the introduction of the perfect everyday T-shirt— a great addition to the Vagabond concept, where products are designed to be worn for any occasion, both during the day and evening. With an oversized and straight silhouette, high-quality sturdy cotton, and dropped shoulders, it strikes the perfect balance between a casual look and sleek design. Together with CGI/3D artist Micky Ho, a limited edition of the T-shirt will be released to launch the new clothing line. Ho, a self-taught Vietnamese artist residing in Stockholm, has translated Vagabond’s spring campaign into a CGI artwork printed on the T-shirts.
“In our designs, we draw strong inspiration from art, architecture, and culture. Incorporating Micky’s artwork into the designs is a fantastic way to celebrate the launch and add an extra dimension of creativity,” Marie continues.
The T-shirt is made of 100% organic cotton and will be available in broken black and broken white colors, in a plain version and in the limited edition featuring Micky Ho’s artwork. The T-shirt will be launched on May 3rd and will be available on vagabond.com.