Ash Teams With Illustrator Filip Pagowski for Capsule Collection

MILAN — Italian contemporary footwear and apparel label Ash has teamed with Polish illustrator Filip Pagowski to launch a limited-edition capsule collection of sneakers. The styles will premiere at 10 Corso Como concept store here during Milan Fashion Week, on Sept. 22, when the partnership will be feted with an installation and cocktail event.
“This collaboration with Filip Pagowski is a great opportunity to celebrate some of the most iconic elements of the brand and extend Ash into a new territory,” said the label’s cofounder and creative director Patrick Ithier.
Ithier revealed he has been a fan of the illustrator’s work for some time for his “simple yet graphically driven” designs. The idea of a collaboration came up after he met Pagowski last year. “Filip was really intrigued by the technical process of making shoes and I enjoyed sharing the technical know-how with him.…Everything happened organically and the partnership was a natural fit,” Ithier said.
Renown for creating the heart logo for Comme des Garçons’ Play collection, Pagowski selected two of Ash’s best-selling sneaker styles to showcase his exclusive artwork. Available both for men’s and women’s, the designs feature the graphic “Tweed” herringbone pattern in black, red and white and the more playful “Flame”

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