Wallabee Clarks Young cold hustlers, obviously sharp” words from Rap Icon “Ghostface Killah” … Fashion will forever be a perfect symbiotic relationship with hip hop culture. The collection is available in navy, brown and maple for both men and women on July 20th on ClarksUSA.com.
As icons break through the noise and make a cultural impact, but maintaining relevancy is what defines their place in today’s world, we believe the Wu-Tang Clan’s distinctive and often boundary pushing rhymes are traits that have attributed to their status as archetypal figures within their field. From one icon to another, the Wallabee has preserved its heritage and stayed true to its roots yet continues to maintain its relevance in a modern world. When two icons collide, it gets written in history. Last year, Clarks Originals and Wu Wear teamed up and created a capsule collection of Wallabees in three exclusive colourways, and this season they are back.
Crafted in the finest suede from our historic partner tannery Charles F. Stead, the Clarks Originals x Wu Wear range are collectors’ editions. Our natural crepe sole will be displayed proudly on the navy and maple colourways with a honey spray tone being incorporated into the brown version. Featuring Leather trims and full leather lining with the iconic Wu-Tang logo on the heel band fob. Each design is water resistant and stain resistant – no compromises. With this in mind, this season’s collection strives to celebrate the Wu-Tang’s influences to hip hop and ensures to preserve our symbolic and epochal relationship with the world’s most successful rap group. The World Needs Originals.
Clarks has worked again with Wu Wear for their latest Autumn Winter collection, following on from the success of last season’s capsule Wallabee collection which celebrated the 25t h anniversary of the Wu-Tang Clan’s debut album – ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’, we are proud to present our latest collection of Wallabees for Wu Wear, a style that is associated with both the Wu Tang Clan and Clarks’ deep- rooted history with Clark’s classic crepe soled legend. As the Wu-Tang Clan, who have become synonymous with the explosion of the East Coast rap scene that ushered in the sound of the mid 1990s, Clark has taken a lyrical approach for AW19. This season looked to the depths of their lyrics as touch points to influence the design and colour palette of this limited edition drop as an ode and commemoration to the lyrical masterpieces, they have created with each spoken word surpassing time and age.