After the successful 2016 collaboration on the Fusion 2.0 model, KARHU and Footpatrol team up once again with the Legacy 96 being the model of choice.
Footpatrol’s Creative Brand Lead Asheeba Charles was keen to tap into Helsinki’s Fashion & Streetwear scene and wanted to work alongside a Finnish designer on a three-way apparel & footwear collaboration.
Finnish designer Sasu Kauppi a Central Saint Martin’s graduate was called upon and embraced the project immediately. Before launching his own unisex streetwear brand SSSU, Kauppi was design director and head of menswear design at YEEZY fashion line.
During the footwear design stages, after input from both Footpatrol & KARHU, the final design was reached through a process of elimination, resulting in a premium offering.
Accompanying the footwear, based off the original triple panelled SSSU tracksuit, the KARHU X Footpatrol X SSSU version maintains the same relaxed 90s style fit.