VST & Company was a Filipino disco group prominent during the late 1970s in the Philippines. Considered to be the pioneer and icon of what is known as the Manila Sound.
In surfing, VSTR is run by 11-time world surf champion Kelly Slater and on top backed by Quicksilver. The recently launched surf lifestyle brand VSTR takes a kind of pioneering spirit as inspiration, probably like once the Filipino disco group.
Slater says: “I’m not going to come up with some John Daly-style pants, but I have been working on a line with Quiksilver. My input with the clothes is more about a lifestyle and a philosophy rather than me actually trying to style or design them. We’re looking at organic and eco fabrics—mainly for travelling clothes, which is something I know a little about. When it comes to style, my style is not to worry about it. As a surfer I’m happy keeping it clean and casual.”
I’m totally into the Nomadic Pack—an adventure-ready carryall designed to withstand the rigors of extended travel by the surfing community (grey bag in the picture above).
As you can see in the image above, the bag is designed to conveniently fit the entire VSTR clothing line. ❚