Sand.W.Man (pronounced ‘Sandman’) is the personal collaborative project between TAKAHIROMIYASHITATheSoloist designer Takahiro Miyashita and nonnative designer Takayuki Fujii. Although the two designers began their careers almost a decade apart, Miyashita in the late 80s, Fujii in the mid 90s, and have a markedly different approach to design and running a brand, the project was a natural extension of their close personal freindship and mutual resepct for each others work. At its most basic, the theme for Sand.W.Man is the color “sand-beige”, but the form of each release will be based on the two designers shared interests and views of contemporary cultlure. The project will launch with two pairs of footwear on September 14, 2013, and future products are set to be released on an irregular intermittent basis.
The first Sand.W.Man products, #001/hike and #002/