Spring 2016 seems to be bringing together some absolute corkers of collaborations, we’ve already seen Gieves & Hawkes X Orlebar Brown and then this week we see the launch of Whistles X Buddy. For this season the Premium high Street brand has collaborated with Japanese brand Buddy on a limited edition accessory and footwear collection.
Whistles, we are all pretty much aware and familiar with their simple, design lead understated, popular style, but Buddy, probably not so. Founded in 2012, Buddy are built with the concept of “make happy”, to be your buddy. All products are made in Japan, with the promise of, “we hope to see your smile“. The brand focuses on pared-back silhouettes and functional designs. Known for their impeccable craftsmanship, they draw inspiration from their love of dogs and their ‘make happy‘ mantra. This collaboration with Whistles is their first in the UK and this exclusive collection combines premium Japanese manufacturing with contemporary British design.
The collection, designed for both men and women, includes smooth finish white leather sneakers, suede trainers, a leather coin wallet in grey, a navy leather bi-fold wallet, two canvas totes in mustard and navy, and a functional roll top back-pack in grey.