New York streetwear brand Staple and Clarks, the iconic British heritage footwear brand, have teamed up to create a limited-edition collection of footwear reinterpreting the idea of The Past, Present, and Future. The silhouettes used to tell this story are the Tawyer Twist, the Tawyer Helix, and the Clarks Originals Wallabee. The collaboration was designed to pay homage to Clarks' deeply-rooted history, while breaking new ground with innovative elements.
"One of the strengths of any business is heritage, an understanding of what the business stood for," says Lancelot Clark, designer and a direct descendent of the original founders, "It is a huge value to the designers to go back and see the great products of the past, a lot of the best sellers now are reinterpreted products of the past."
To represent The Past, Staple created the Clarks Originals Wallabee silhouette in the signature Pigeon colorway, using a smooth grey leather upper and a red outsole on the Wallabee's traditional crepe bottom. The navy Tawyer Twist embodies The Present, a modern reflection of the past but also looks ahead at the possibilities for the future with elements like the subtle helix design and neoprene sock liner. The Tawyer Helix, representing The Future, gives a nod to the classic Clarks Originals Wallabee silhouette, and aims to illustrate the endless possibilities of Clarks and the Staple brand as innovators for the future.
The Tawyer Twist and Tawyer Helix from the Staple x Clarks collaboration will be available in limited quantities at The Reed Space, Staplepigeon.com and select Clarks retailers globally. The Clarks Originals Wallabee will be exclusively available only at The Reed Space and Staplepigeon.com.