As explained by the designer himself, he was inspired by the style and cultural exchange of Reef’s traveling surf ambassadors. The result is a capsule collection mixing the Californian beach style and the Japanese high-end fashion -like the colourful Kenzo or the minimal, but sophisticated Yohji Yamamoto.
“Our goal is to create an eternal product that would complete both lifestyles: from the streets of Tokyo and from the shores of the Southern California“, states Masafumi Watanabe.
The pieces of the capsule collection are the Rover (with the Swellular™ technology), Mid and Low, the Voyage sandals in leather (with the Vibram sole), the Switchfoot Prints sandals, the Chakras sandals for women, and a M.W. hat.
Special mention to this pair of sneakers for girls whose design reminds me of the Yeezy Boost:
Men and women won’t be jealous at each others since this collection will be available for both from next June.
Photo credits: Reef