All hail HAL Studios
If it’s your first time hearing about HAL Studios, take a minute and let us introduce you to a brand that’s definitely worth checking out.
HAL Studios is an in-house line of Australian retailer, Highs and Lows. The retailer brand was founded by Matthew Thomas back in 2005 and has been known in the sneaker trade industry since then. HAL Studios is being handled by Matthew and Highs and Lows creative director John Bouquet, who was responsible for one of the brand’s most talked-about collaborations, Asics x HAL Studios.
But Asics collaboration aside, the brand offers so much more. “HAL Studios is a multi-faceted creative house dedicated to the examination of design concepts,” describes the brand. “It is an ongoing conversation, a series of case studies, and collaborative projects. Our research surveys a myriad of ideologies and subcultures—sampling feelings of time, place, music, art, technology, and the natural world. Through a mixing of elements in materials, innovative construction, and traditional craft; we search for a harmonious balance between form and function, comfort and quality.”
“Form and function, comfort and quality,” these are exactly what we found in the pieces that are available in the country today. The brand offers wardrobe essentials that can truly be part of your daily uniform, ranging from laidback t-shirts, pants, shorts, overshirts, and socks in easy to pair types of colors.
Here are our top picks from HAL Studios’ season 1 spring-summer 2022 collection, which you can find at Commonwealth.