Clarks Originals Connects With Moncler for New Collection
Clarks Originals and Moncler have teamed up for a new collection consisting of two winter-inspired profiles.
The line sees Moncler bring its distinctive approach to materials to two classic Clarks Originals silhouettes. The collab reimagines both Clarks’ Monwallabee and Wallabee boot, featuring quilted padded nylons and soft shearlings. Each pair is accompanied by fobs for both brands, with the Moncler ones embossed with “1952,” the year the brand launched.
The Monwallabee collab goes for a more tactile, traditional approach with a cushioned look on top and comes in three colorways. The Wallabee boot, meanwhile, prominently features shearling across two colorways.
In a recent interview with Complex, Monclear’s head of footwear design Nathan VanHook said he’s bringing his strength in outdoor footwear to the brand. “I think the big thing is that Moncler has such a rich DNA in the outdoors,” he said. “I mean, starting from 1952, creating product for mountaineering and for exploration and really functional product. I think using that ethos in what you’re creating—and Moncler technically is a luxury brand—but for me it’s all about creating function.
Check out a few images of the collab below.
Reposted from www.complex.com