As the dawn of Filippa K‘s new partnership with footwear brand Swedish Hasbeens emerges, we find ourselves journeying through a charming amalgamation of Swedish tradition and contemporary fashion. Unveiling a range of unisex clogs birthed from impeccable craftsmanship, this alliance harkens back to the enduring legacy of Sweden’s heritage – a delightful twist in the tale of footwear’s evolution.
For those unfamiliar with the shoe game’s rich history, clogs have been gracing footpaths for centuries, from European cobblestones to American woodlands. Our journey today propels us into the heart of Sweden, where this “Clog Revival” is injecting newfound vigor into a beloved, time-honored staple.
Imagine this: 1970s silhouettes seen through the 90s lens of Filippa K, showing us that an essential can simultaneously be a daring fashion declaration. The first wave of this collaborative endeavor ushers in the Backstrap Clogs, splashed in three tantalizing colorways. The two champions of Swedish design offer up the black and nature editions, sculpted from chrome-free vegetable tanned leather, while a cheeky snake print edition adds an extra dash of spice.
Take note of the striking lime tree sole, meticulously carved from a single piece, with a durable rubber base to assure each footstep exudes confidence. A strap that dances around the top of the shoe – interchangeable to a heel strap – plays testament to the collection’s versatility. Each piece in this exclusive range is a nod to enduring quality and timeless elegance, underscoring Filippa K’s commitment to enduring style.
Liisa Kessler, Filippa K’s Creative Director, expressed her excitement over the venture, hailing clogs as a “timeless classic.” “Clogs have always been a timeless classic for me that evoke so many emotions. Swedish Hasbeens have mastered the traditional Swedish handicraft, and work it into a modern product with impeccable quality that’s made to last. It’s an incredible opportunity for us to combine the Filippa K universe with the Swedish Hasbeens universe, and create products that represent our shared values,” she said. Kessler’s words ring true for many of us who hold a soft spot for this age-old footwear. The chance to merge Filippa K’s universe with Swedish Hasbeens is an irresistible opportunity, bringing forth designs that encapsulate shared ideals of both brands.
Emy Blixt, the mastermind behind Swedish Hasbeens, shares this sentiment. She speaks highly of Filippa K, applauding their shared dedication to fashion that is not just stylish but sustainable too.
Launched on June 28th, the initial range is now gracing select stores and partners, with future styles teased for the Spring/Summer 2024 collection of Filippa K.
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