visvim reflected on its own Japanese culture for influence this season, naming the Spring/Summer 2012 collection Japanism. As many would know, Japanese culture is rich in traditional crafts and ‘sashiko’ is one of the traditional methods of decorating garments. Ordinarily, sashiko is applied to cotton fabrics, yet visvim had decided to give it a modern twist by decorating the suede upper of the Flynt Hi sneakers. The hand stitched pattern works perfectly with the soft appearance of the footwear, giving it a personality. Instead of the usual woven labels, these sneakers feature a printed leather tag on the tongue. Four colorways are available in black, green, navy, and blue at visvim stockists around the world.