GaitLine and Fam Irvoll launched their first collaboration in the autumn of 2015 at YME Universe, a curated universe of fashion, art, interior and design located at Karl Johans gate in Oslo.
LIMITED EDITION – ALL PAIRS ARE UNIQUE
The shoes, which were named Bronze CLS FAM, were produced in a limited run of 295 pairs. The fabric on the shoe uppers is printed with FAMS eye-catching design. The material is produced and supplied direct from Fam Irvolls own fabric supplier in Hong Kong. Each pair of shoes has its own unique expression because the shoe uppers are cut from one large piece of fabric. The sole has of course its unique, patented technology, which characterizes GaitLine.
– It is very inspiring to work with Fam, she has an incredible number of good ideas and is so nice to work with. And so she has it completely right, playful expression that fits like a glove with our clean lines, says Lars Undli.
ABOUT FAM IRVOLL, FASHION DESIGNER
Fam Irvoll is a Norwegian fashion creator who is well known for her creations for women and children. Fam Irvoll was educated at Esmod (2005) in Oslo and Central St. Martins (2008) in London. She has designed clothing for a wide range of famous women; Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Marina & The Diamonds and Rihanna. In Norway, her clothes have been used by among others; Samsaya, Mariann Thomassen and Charlotte Thorstvedt. Fam Irvoll has worked as an assistant for Vivienne Westwood (London), Gareth Pugh (London), Alexander McQueen and Peter Løchstøer. Fam Irvoll had runway shows during Oslo Fashion Week from 2006-2014 in addition to separate shows during London Fashion Week from 2012 to 2014. Her collection for children was first shown in August 2010. In addition to fashion shows, Fam Irvoll have participated in a wide range of art exhibitions and design collaborations. She has received numerous awards and honors for her artistic work. Read more about her on www.houseoffam.no.
LARS UNDLI, HEAD OF DESIGN AT GAITLINE
Breaker, graffiti artist and sneaker collector Lars Undli, also known as Pay2, became interested in shoes (sneakers) in the early 90s, and has built up a private collection of around 500 pairs. As a designer he is passionate about details in the shoe materials, the shape and the colors. Lars started with breaking and graffiti in 1984 and is still an active b-boy and graffiti writer. He is several times Norwegian champion in breaking, Scandinavian Champion and has, along with his crew Atomic B -Boys, represented Norway in Battle of the Year 4 times. Over the years, Lars has created a number of graffiti pieces, in Norway as well as worldwide. He is considered a living legend in the Norwegian hip-hop culture.
It is very inspiring to work with Fam, she has an incredible number of good ideas and is so nice to work with.