AESTHETNIK x Oliver Cabell celebrates handmade sensibilities and minimalist vibes
When you think of sneakers, odds are a few key brands come to mind. If Oliver Cabell isn’t one of them, we are here to educate you on why he should be on the top of your list. The American label’s designs are a testament to the power of craftsmanship and simple styling paired with painstaking attention to detail, not to mention the fact that the shoes are hand-made in an ethical manner. Oliver Cabell’s latest design draws upon the talents of creative powerhouse NIK, resulting in a collaboration that will make you swoon.
The aptly named AESTHETNIK x Oliver Cabell release brings together two entities with a shared love of minimalism and beautiful design. NIK was a perfect choice to team up with – the Berlin-based artist cut his teeth by going against the grain of New York’s hypersaturated art scene by embracing a more minimalist approach to his work. Originally, NIK was immersed in the world of art and photography as a creative outlet before emerging as a pioneer in the hyper-minimalist photography movement. His distinct aesthetic piqued the interest of the crew at Highsnobiety – so much so that he is now the company’s image director.
When it comes to the manufacturing of AESTHETNIK x Oliver Cabell, this drop follows the brand’s signature ethos of sustainability, responsibility and transparency. Each of the super-limited run’s 75 pairs of sneakers has been handmade in Spain from the finest materials – we’re talking authentic full-grain deerskin, rubber, calfskin and waxed cotton all sourced from Italy. The quality materials and thoughtful design ensure that the sneakers will fit like a glove from the first wear – no need to deal with breaking these bad boys in.
The AESTHETNIK x Oliver Cabell release dropped in the States on Tuesday with the first release selling out in record time – you can head to the website to sign up for the next restock.