We are a collective founded by Brandley, based in UK, Germany and Canada. While growing up, he was always inspired by their background, being Congolese. Last year, they felt that an external element could help bring some added perspective to the team. Brandley was lead to bring in Kevin as the footwear designer all the way from Canada. He had a similar vision being influenced by the diversity of cultural communities in Winnipeg, as well as by his own background being Filipino. In addition to his unique set of influences, Kevin is a Pensole Alumni. D'wayne Edwards, former and first African American Global Design Director at Jordan Brand, mentored him. There, he competed for the design competition in Portland, the heart of footwear in America.
Coming off their first appearance at the Capsule Paris men's show, they are strapped with a first season of sneakers set to release online this month.
The footwear line consists of Italian calf leathers and soles all hand crafted with care by a family owned factory in Portugal. This particular season of sneakers are all named in Swahili by purpose, reflecting the roots of the founder's vision and the purpose of the styles.
The signature stamp logo, which can be seen on some styles, illustrates nefertiti an ancient queen of egypt, representing timeless
The Mosi, meaning first creation, is our ultra low top model. Holding a distinct style, they feature snakeskin patterned patent leather straps representing the Egyptian Cobra.
Our designs evolve under the notion that great design is as little design as possible. Minimalism inspired by Japanese culture, another addition to the eclectic story.
The essential series takes this notion a step further, just focusing on premium materials and smooth silhouettes. Some models feature accent d-ring eyelets that symbolize the connection and union of all worldly cultures. The message is that all people are children of God, and by binding together the strength acquired is unfathomable.
Make sure to check out their website: https://avyno-store.com/ as well as their Instagram: @avyno_official