Chris stamp on the natural evolution of his west coast brand

by Stephen Garner

chris stamp stampdLos Angeles-based lifestyle brand Stampd has launched its newest collection, “Against the Grain”, just in time for summer and the West Coast festival season just getting into full swing.

Since founder and designer Chris Stamp launched his line back in 2011, he has gone on to expand his collection to offer home and lifestyle products as well as open his first brick-and-mortar store on South La Brea in Los Angeles.

“I do a lot of traveling and am exposed to a lot of different climates, so I want to have the opportunity to inject product to our site when I feel inspired for something,” Stamp tells MR. “With ‘Against the Grain’, a lot of it is in our typical color palette, but we’ve tapped into different hues that you wouldn’t have seen from us two or three seasons ago.”

chris stamp stampdStamp’s newest collection reflects a utilitarian, high-street attitude that incorporate military influences into his “new uniform”. The mood of the collection is tempered by its color palette, which outside of the brand’s signature black, indigo and creamy whites, are accented with soft blush, taupe and fatigue-like earth tones. Expect to find typical Stampd categories such as tees, sweatshirts, shorts and swim made with the brand’s signature downtown LA vibe in mind.

So what’s next for the brand? “We just announced a collaboration with IKEA that has been in the works for over a year now which is pretty huge,” adds Stamp. “Home design, architecture, art in general – that’s always been a part of who I am as a creative director so I’m really excited to role that out. We’ve also got a collaboration with the movie The Mummy coming out in May, so watch out for that.”

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