For those of you who don't know, WGSN is the leading voice for trends, and is a go-to resource for brands and fashion houses around the world. Needless to say, it was an absolute thrill to find some of the work I have been a part of in a trend report recently issued.

The Future Festival Design Capsule report features a few images from the Cottweiler Collaboration I was a part of, and I'm so proud that I couldn't resist sharing:

To see more information, images and the inspiration behind the project, click here >

To see more press about the project, click here >


Press for Reebok x Cottweiler SS18

The project I worked on with Reebok x Cottweiler hit stores earlier this week! You can read more about it on:

The SS18 collection fuses Reebok’s heritage in fitness with Cottweiler’s visionary take on contemporary menswear, as the range builds on the innovation and reiteration of fabrication and production techniques that includes UV protective layers, multi-functional, adaptable and packable silhouettes.
— Renz Ofiaza - HIGH SNOBIETY
The ultra-demanding Marathon Des Sables informed the collection, with participating athletes forced to endure a six-day trek through Morocco’s Sahara Desert. Aiming to blend comfortable sportswear with forward-looking clothes able to handle the punishing climate, Cottweiler sourced cutting-edge fabrics for the line — thus, certain items from the range are packable, weather-adaptable and UV resistant.
— Jake Silbert - HYPEBEAST

Read more about the project here.


Reebok x Cottweiler SS18 Hits Stores


The second collection for the collaboration I have been a part of with futuristic menswear label Cottweiler is now in stores. The project, which debuted in July at Fashion Week in London, includes a small collection of accessories including hydration and headwear pieces. Inspired by Marathon Des Sables, a desert marathon regarded as being the toughest footrace in the world, the collection provides apparel, footwear and accessories aimed to address the harsh conditions of the Sahara

For my part, I worked on:

  • a lightweight cap with a protective, detachable neck cover
  • a hydration waist belt
  • and a lightweight hydration vest/backpack hybrid

The Sahara Vest Backpack is particularly interesting, as it is based off the Spartan Hybrid backpack/vest I designed for Reebok in 2016. Designed with extreme racing conditions in mind, it served as a good base to work from. Where the Spartan Hybrid was designed to be indestructible, the Sahara Vest Backpack needed to be lightweight and have UPF protection. We updated the Cordura fabric to a lightweight nylon and altered pockets and details where appropriate, while still maintaining the close-fitting, ergonomic and unique properties of the Spartan Hybrid.

The Sahara Cap includes a removable neck flap and mouth guard to protect from sun and sand, and is fabricated in lightweight UPF fabric.

Read more about the project on my portfolio site and on HYPEBEAST.COM


Reebok x Cottweiler FW17 Collection hits stores


The first collection for the collaboration I worked on with futuristic menswear label Cottweiler has finally hit stores. The project, which was inspired by sport aftercare and salt therapy, debuted in January at Pitti Uomo in Florence.

The collection includes a variety of accessories I worked on, including bags, caps and a sock. 


Pieces hit stores today, and quantities are limited. You can find some of the caps I worked on online at SHOWstudio.

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Reebok x Cottweiler SS18 Accessories


This past weekend, the latest collaboration I was a part of debuted at London Fashion week. We teamed up for a second season with menswear label Cottweiler, this time to create a collection inspired by Marathon Des Sables, a desert marathon regarded as being the toughest footrace in the world.

The entire collection included apparel, footwear and accessories designed with this extreme environment in mind.

For my part, I worked on:

  • a lightweight cap with a protective, detachable neck cover
  • a hydration waist belt
  • and a lightweight hydration vest/backpack hybrid

If the Hydration Vest looks a little familiar, it's because it was based on the hydration solution for runners I designed for Reebok previously, the Spartan Hybrid. We were able to build upon the particular research, knowledge, and solutions created for the extreme obstacle course race environment and adapt fabrics and details to suit the demanding atmosphere of Des Sables. 

The runway show included both the Reebok collaboration and the Cottweiler SS18 collection, both of which were met with great reviews. 

Arguably the focal point of the show, though, was the latest in Cottweiler’s ongoing collaboration with Reebok, which first debuted at Pitti Uomo earlier this year. This joint effort took inspiration from sports after care, and so tied in with Reebok’s ideals of combining the mental, social and physical.

More to come soon! In the meantime, check out Hypebeast and Highsnobiety for more photos and a behind-the-scenes look at the products.

UPDATE: You can now view the full portfolio page here

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Hypebeast: Behind the Scenes of the Cottweiler x Reebok Collaboration

Hypebeast recently shared a behind the scenes look at the Cottweiler for Reebok collaboration that debuted earlier this month at Pitti Uomo.  The article provides a lot of great insight into the approach for this collaboration as well as the inspiration behind the FW17 capsule. Have a read and discover more from Cottweiler about the project concept, material usage and details.

Many of the shots include the accessories I worked on. You will see bags, caps and socks, all of which were designed with fabrics, executions and key details that tie back beautifully to the apparel and footwear. I am especially excited about the Memory Foam Holdall - a convertible backpack/duffle with a textural emboss that comes from the salt therapy inspiration for the entire project.

Image: Hypebeast

Image: Hypebeast

The luggage is pretty important,” he says, picking up a backpack/holdall made from memory foam to show us. “This incorporates the entire collection – all of the fabrication, all of the detailing – it’s the concept piece for the accessories.
— Ben Cottrell, as told to Jason Dike

For more information and images, visit

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Press Coverage for Reebok x Cottweiler Project

It's been a week since the debut of our collaboration with Cottweiler at Pitti Uomo, and already the response has been overwhelming and positive. The project has been featured on Hypebeast, Highsnobiety, Dazed Digital and WMagazine

The capsule collection, which will debut for Fall/Winter 2017, presented itself in the perfect balance between design and function. Technical fabrics were used through out the collection, which was mostly kept tonal, with a distinct techy edge to it. Truly giving the viewer the impression of looking at the future of sportswear, the collection which consists of both apparel and footwear, will for sure find its fans upon its release later this year. Stay tuned.
— High Snobiety

VOGUE also posted an article, which you can read here.

Image: Vogue

Image: Vogue

We had already been handed toweling bags with our press releases—the vibe was clearly therapeutic—and it was a theme transmitted through the clean, futuristic pieces on show.
— Vogue
Image: Vogue

Image: Vogue

There will be more information about the project and images coming soon. Stay tuned!