Cognomen channels the elegance of sport, aiming to create a product worthy of its own special name. Taking its moniker from the latin word for nickname, the brand expresses a sense of camaraderie that transcends cultural bounds. Football is central to Cognomen’s identity, and each collection pays homage to a global passion that engenders kinship and unity. 

Designer Gene Michael Oe was born in Tokyo to a Japanese father and an English mother. He spent the latter years of his youth studying in Brazil, and football offered a sense of community that has become foundational to his design ethos. His unique experience is imparted through a wide range of colors, inspirations, fabrics and techniques. Sports are a consequential mode of communication and connection – Oe’s Cognomen underlines that to great effect.