Yeah. They let me do exactly what I wanted to do. And this collection, since it takes so long, it was two years ago. It was exactly what I wanted to make two years ago.
What was the initial spark? Where did you want to steer it?
Well, my first release was a Superstar—and because it was going to be the 50th anniversary [of the shoe], they told me that’s what I’d have to release first. So I love my Superstar, but it wasn’t what I chose. Immediately I said, you can’t get basics at these big sportswear companies that are decent. They’re either really tech-y or they have logos and shit all over them. So for me, the Samba’s my favorite silhouette; I want to make a Samba. And then, what I would wear all the time in New York at that time was basketball shorts, Dickies, and puffer