Osiris Shoes is excited to announce that it will be releasing a new canvas shoe and apparel collaboration with artist Les Schettkoe in its Spring ’13 line.
Growing up in a diet of cartoons, skateboarding and BMX, art has always been a true passion for Les. His resume is scattered with a diverse range of artistic professions, beginning with a record store that he opened in his early 20’s where he did graphic design work for album covers and tees with various artists and companies. Later on, after deciding to close his store, Les was approached by Disney to come on board to work in their licensing department where he developed specialty projects. Les also connected Disney with street wear brands & artists for special collaborations.
It was during his time at Disney that Les was introduced to the Osiris team and the mesh of styles was evident. Osiris’ Chief Creative Officer, Brian Reid, said “Les is a visionary artist with his ear to the street. His breakdown of the Osiris DNA and his creation of product here have shed light on what is truly essential and relevant to today’s consumer.”
Kyle Klemetsrud, Osiris Footwear Product Line Manager, worked closely with Les in developing the canvas collection. “Collaborative design with a humble laid-back talented hustler like Les is always a good time” Kyle states, “he has such a distinctive artistic vision and puts his unique style into everything he creates.”
After leaving Disney, Les started Division Creative Foundry, a design and consulting firm, where he works with an array of artists creating apparel, accessories, and more.