Vinti Andrews is a collaboration between Vinti Tan and Paul Andrews.
Following Tan’s graduation from London’s Central St Martins in 2001 and working with Vivienne Westwood and Kim Jones, Tan and Andrews began laying the foundations of clothing as an independent designer, inspired by the depths of electronic music and subculture whilst reflecting British heritage in the design process. Vinti’s craftsmanship has also drawn in the attention of individuals such as Bjork and electronic break-beat masters, The Prodigy. Vinti’s style has spread across the music industry with avant-garde appeal.
The design process began by gathering a variety of tracksuit clothing and readjusting the material formula with intricate cutting techniques, birthing the metamorphosis of clothing as if to rebuild the debris of the fashion industry with a slick, innovative edge.
Following the success of her designs, Vinti was asked to develop the Blank Canvas project with Fred Perry, combining her signature print work upon the Fred Perry trademark polo shirts. This sparked new innovative acclaim and was positively received by the fashion audience.
To mark the 10th anniversary of Air Max, Vinti Andrews was approached by Nike to collaborate. Andrews’ created a variety of life-size English pit bull terrier dogs made entirely of celebrated Nike trainers that were deconstructed and sculpted individually by hand to form the Nike Dog body.
Vinti has been working on the label underground for 10 years, but has been widely affiliated with high-fashion lovers. Nowadays, Vinti Andrews’ clothing stands out upon the wearer by using traditional techniques that are made relevant to modernity. Made for the contemporary fashion conscious individual, Vinti showcases texture and colour in variations of innovative, yet simple clothing sequences in a new creative approach to design.