Shaun Samson lives in that ideal sweet spot where tickling fancy means touching a nerve. Unapologetic about his Southern Californian upbringing, where the nineties aesthetic can be seen making its way by the woven lanyards in Samsonesque pager code in Shauns designs as well as waistbands of boxers. In his shows, golden coast blonde surf boys make their way down the runway in casual Vans canvas slip-ons to iconic West Coast Rap.
Launching his first line in 2011, Shaun Samson is a British-trained, California-raised designer who was bent on pursuing menswear. After completing his early studies in Los Angeles Fashion design, Samson continued to study further in manufacturing and product development under a scholarship though FIDM and the renowned Central Saint Martins, earning a BA and MA in menswear fashion design. Furthermore, Samson went on to work on four seasons of iconic Jeremy Scott's while earning his degree. Shaun Samson's First Collection was exclusively sponsored by Woolrich for fall 2011-2012.