Amsterdam-based footwear brand, YUME YUME, launches a capsule collection with Los Angeles based artist Kate Ahn.

Fusing art and fashion, the YUME YUME x Kate Ahn collaboration celebrates a shared labor of love for self-expression. Ahn hand painted acrylic artworks and used her favorite YUME YUME styles as a canvas.

The tight edit includes three signature styles. The Fisherman boot showcases the ‘Mini Me’s’, featuring the artist’s symbolic illustration draped across, bringing a colorful dimension to the classic YUME YUME style. The Camp shoe mid has a blue cloudy patterned ‘Laced’ print overlay with bows made of fine blue ribbon. The Love heel demonstrates the directional spin on heart shaped heeled sandals with Kate’s ‘Nudles’ artwork.

The YUME YUME x Kate Ahn collection is available on March 17 and in select stores in the UK and US such as Terminal 27, LN-CC & WDLT117.

“I’m very excited about this collaboration – it’s very special to us. Kate has been so supportive from the beginning since we launched our very first designs and we’re lucky to count her as part of the YUME YUME family. I was drawn to work with Kate because of her fierce individuality. To me, her work symbolizes a way of self-expression that celebrates the pure beauty of who you are.”

Eva Korsten, co-founder & creative director of YUME YUME

“As a young girl, I quickly fell in love with dressing myself, because it was one of the first forms of expression that taught me the confidence to be myself. There is no other feeling when I find the perfect pair of shoes to bring an outfit together. And that feeling is exactly what I felt when I first got a pair of YUME YUME’s. So when Eva asked me to work on this collection with her, words cannot explain how excited I was. Just like my own work I know that we both want to help create a world where being and expressing yourself is worth it and so liberating.”

Kate Ahn