Friday, 25 January 2013
Eley Kishimoto's collaboration with Clarks
The CEO of a company asked me the other day what I thought about fashion collaborations. I was half way through a sentence saying that I found the whole idea quite tedious, when I remembered Clarks partnership with British design duo Eley Kishimoto. Which I like. Let's add that to the list alongside H&M Comme des Garcons/Marni/Maison Martin Margiela. So. This limited edition collection is available to pre-order online, now. Pre-ordering Clarks shoes, who'd have thought it? Can't say I'd ever imagined baggsying a pair back in the olden days, when I was being measured-up for sensible school shoes, but then my thoughts rarely drifted further than Wagon Wheels and Enid Blyton.
There are three different styles, available from March 1 - the court, a wedge sandal and a desert boot - in three different printed fabrics. I haven't got a large enough image of the desert boot but you can see it here.
The court shoe is my favourite. Not quite what I'd call a comfy shoe but bet it'll look fantastic with rolled-up faded jeans and a cashmere sweater. And, as everyone knows, this season's chequerboard trend means it's hip to be square...
Will you be placing an order? And how do you spell baggsy?