Louis Leeman and Carlos Campos are joining forces.
The footwear brand and men’s contemporary line have created a collection of sneakers that will debut Tuesday during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. The collection, which will be available to purchase in November, includes a black, white and navy sneaker with silver or gold hardware. Each sneaker will be embossed with a Louis Leeman and Carlos Campos logo.
“Louis Leeman footwear brings to the table the same level of craftsmanship, attention to detail and design that the Carlos Campos brand is known for,” said Campos. “It was a natural collaboration.”
This is the first time Louis Leeman, which was founded by husband-and-wife team Erica Pelosini and Louis Leeman, has collaborated with another designer.
“His designs represent a well-balanced mix between tailoring tradition and contemporary trends, which are key elements of our brand’s DNA,” Leeman said of Campos.
The Florence-based footwear brand launched a bespoke service late last year at its Madison Avenue store, where shoppers are able to choose from seven classic shapes and customize the shoe by fabric, colorway and sole material.
Pelosini previously told WWD the bespoke service will expand as Louis Leeman opens additional stores, but the company is currently focused on growing its leather-goods collection, which was introduced for spring 2016, and building a deeper relationship with its clients. The U.S. currently accounts for 35 percent of sales.