WHO IS VAL.KRISTOPHER? and what do we know about him? With its deconstructed, industrial attitude and extensive deterioration on garments, especially denim, his hot namesake brand soon earned a cult following.
Val Kristopher made a splash when he debuted his eponymous label in 2017, breaking new ground by modifying his sculptures using anything from fire to paint to embroidery. His collections, unsurprisingly, sell out quickly.
“We let the garment speak for itself; how it naturally washes, cuts, and folds,” Kristopher adds. In a unique way, each artwork is unique. Each one is one-of-a-kind, from the dye pigment all the way down to the last stitch.
Val.Kristopher's collections are gender neutral with an amazing detail and attention to the garment's fit and fabric. Val's work features a refined oversized fit for most of his ready-to-wear jerseys and knitwear, as well as intricately fitted handworked artisan denim which are often one of the highlights of his collections.
Val Kristopher, who is based in Manchester, claims that he entered the fashion industry “out of an emotion to provoke thought, realisation, and reflection.”
The brand bio almost borders philosophical, explaining how the "label is exclusively about creating a tale about why doing what is typically deemed “wrong” by societal standards well is the new correct approach, as this is the only way for you to discover who you truly are as a human being."
To shop Val.Kristopher's collections, check them out here.