Highlighting functionality and ergonomics, the seminal collaboration comprises two reimagined silhouettes and a series of archival apparel designs.
Staying true to Ross’ brutalist aesthetic, the footwear offering sees Timberland’s iconic 6-Inch boot in a new “Natural” colourway, complete with clean, minimal lines and a zip closure. Similarly, the 3-Eye Lug Handsewn Boat Shoe in Black ballistic nylon houses subtle co-branding on top of a base of premium leather.
For the apparel range, Ross has explored Timberland’s storied archives to reappropriate never-before-seen pieces. Items include a hunting parka, cargo shorts, an insulated vest, crewneck sweatshirts and a knitted sweater, all of which have been finished with hand-dyeing techniques.
“My earliest memories of Timberland go back some 20 years,” said Ross in a statement, “when I was a child traveling around the Caribbean, where my family is from, and seeing the brand’s influence on the culture. In places like Barbados and St. Vincent, there is a deep respect for heritage and ensuring the sanctity of craftsmanship.
“The opportunity to work on a project surrounding the anniversary of the 6-Inch Boot immediately pulled a heartstring. All the designs have a level of resistance applied to them; it is less about making fashion items than it is about making exceptionally well-made goods to be worn as functional utility tools for the body.”
The Timberland x Samuel Ross Future73 Collection is available now at timberland.com and Timberland stores.
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