it's pretty obvious that style is an integral part of the eytys d.n.a., and its s/s 2016 colection new proof. the swedish footwear brand offers a series of options for this season that are hard to pass by. high on style, but with street cred retained, eytys introduces the doja, a new silhouette of no fuss sneakers. the shoe's aesthetic is modeled after japanese vintage snealers from the 1970's and 80s, and is paired with thick rubber soles and an elevated toe cap to make it more now. spawning from the doja is the so-called kibo which comes as a canvas slip-on as well as a high-top. adding an artisanal touch to the collection is a collab with esther mahlangu, a south african artist with southern ndebele roots who has reworked selected suede shoes with distinctive coloured embroidery.
extending the cross-border gaze even further, eytys also introduces the ultimately summery jojo, a quirky take on traditional japanese sandals, and it's a collab effort undertaken with gion naito, a prestigious manufacturer from kyoto. matching bags? check. the void collection of understated, functional bags, has a similar artisan feel, featuring innovative models in laminated raw cotton. eytys' s/s 2016 collection is available at select stores across the planet, including union [los angeles], dover street market [new york], cowboys2catwalk [amsterdam], en route [tokyo] and incu [sydney], but can also be purchased online.