Centre County Natives Blend Eclectic Styles for Fashion Brand HighTop

HighTop co-founders Travis Witmer and Collin Smith. Photo courtesy HighTop

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck and Centre County natives Travis Witmer and Collin Smith found themselves living amidst New York City’s desolate new normal, they made tracks for Happy Valley. While Witmer continued his job in graphic design for Coach, Inc. from his parents’ home, he and Smith teamed up with childhood friend Ryan Patten to pursue an idea that first came about when the long-time trio of friends was attending college. 

“That’s where the idea for the brand came together,” Smith explains of the newly-founded fashion brand HighTop, noting

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