Sam Lambert & Shaka Maidoh

Art Comes FirstSam Lambert & Shaka Maidoh

Founded in London, Art Comes First was created by former Saville Row designer Sam Lambert and stylist Shaka Maidoh as a conceptual platform for both their formal work as a styling and designer duo, as well as for their non-commercial research and more art-oriented activities. Art Comes First has collaborated with brands such as PONY, Super Duper Hats, Spencer Hart, Ozwald Boateng, Kanye West, Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), and Liberty Fairs, and created limited edition capsules like The Coal collection, presented at Harvey Nichols and United Arrows. Their own Avec Ces Freres menswear label is a line of “travelling tailoring by travelling tailors”. Their most recent collaboration was with Dutch denim label Denham, on a capsule collection in black denim.