Sean Wotherspoon, no doubt about that, is one of the very few designers out there who regularly get our hopes up.
I’m talking about our hopes to see more elevated design in the streetwear-meets-luxury-fashion space here of course — of the kind that embraces alternative materials, considers more ethical production and a (gasp!) vegan lens on consumerism.
Sean Weatherspoon in front of his signature Porsche, and some views of the interior.
First Nike, then Adidas, then Porsche
After his latest head-turning collaboration with Adidas which resulted in an all-vegan sneaker marrying the heritage Herzogenaurach-brand with throwback-90s-kids Hot Wheels melancholia, we’ve been following Sean’s collaboration with Porsche on his instagram.
“The interior is going to be all-vegan — steering wheel, seats, carpets.”
The Wotherspoon-designed Taycan 4 Cross Turismo premiered as one of the highlights at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas this March already, we know. But this just in:
The interior of the color-blocked Porsche is going to be all-vegan — from a cork steering wheel and middle console to carpets made from repurposed fishing nets to recycled polyester for the seats.
Corduroy for the Win
The roof lining, seat centers and sun visors were all made using a beige corduroy, a material that the designer has a history with — Wotherspoon, though known for his vibrant, colorful designs, broke first on the scene with his spin on the Nike Air Max 97/1, which had been designed in corduroy and has since become a collector’s item.
“It’s amazing to see my design language represented like this.”
“I use cork on the insoles of all my shoes which made this material a necessity for me to have inside. Plus, I use a lot of faux leather and a tonne of corduroy across my designs, so I essentially took the same materials that I use on footwear and apparel and applied them to an automobile. It’s amazing to see my design language represented like this. I’m very proud of it,” Wotherspoon explained in this interview for Porsche Stories.
Conscious Mindset Meets Luxury Sector
We love to see designers with a conscious mindset break new ideas into the luxury sector, as the elevated visibility and aspiration that go hand in hand with a brand like Porsche is something we need more of — if we want alternative materials and a more responsible approach to manufacturing become attractive, that is.
We’re of course all here for it — wouldn’t say no to taking a Wotherspoon for a spin in Weissach sometime, either. Porsche, hit us up!