BIRKENSTOCK X DIOR
Kim Jones unveiled his new Dior menswear collection for the Fall/Winter 2022 season and given his longstanding collaborative history, the collection wouldn’t be complete without a new offering. This time around, the French luxury house teamed up with Germany’s signature comfy footwear brand, Birkenstock.
The forthcoming collaboration features Birkenstock’s Boston Clog and Milano Sandal in gray felt. The Boston clog has been updated with rubber mudguards, multicolored floral embroidery, a leather ankle strap and a Dior monogram-embossed sole. The Milano Sandal features a seamless gray design with a leather ankle strap. Finishing off both silhouettes are black Dior-branded rollercoaster buckles on the bridge of the foot and co-branded footbeds.
Also, showcased in the FW22 runway show were natural-toned suede offerings of the Boston Clog in taupe, beige and brown. Check out the gallery above for an official look at the collaborative Birkenstocks, which are set to release later this year.
As if in direct response to the WFH ‘fits we’ve all lazily enjoyed over the last couple of years, the collaboration offered a cozy take on tried and true classics, including informal suiting juxtaposed against formal loungewear. The same mood is baked into the essence of the Birkenstock collection too, with a number of styles blending open-aired relaxation with the more formal codes Dior is so well-known for.
While Germany’s most famous cork-soled sandal might typically be outside the French luxury house’s remit, the two brands selected the Milano Sandal and Boston Clog in various colors such as grey, taupe, beige and brown felt. The outsoles of the new collection feature both the classic indented “BIRK” pattern, as well as the Dior monogram-embossed across their surface.
While the collaboration is an exciting new frontier for both brands, it spells a particularly interesting move by Birkenstock. There is no suck news on the price, but a 4 digit price tag is expected.