Monday, January 25, 2010

Taishi Nobukuni | Clarks Weaver

Japanese designer Taishi Nobukuni is probably best know for his work as head designer for menswear label
Takeo Kikuchi and more recently his signature line which debuted in 2005 at the Tokyo Collections. His work often relays a combination of ethnic influence and political concern.

He recently sat down with Clarks to work on a pair of Weavers. Nobukuni puts a twist on the classic Clarks staple which combines heritage and simplicity. The low-profile, crepe-soled shoe gets outfitted with removable golf inspired flaps coming in a camel and navy suede. This shoe falls somewhere between a Wallabee and Desert Boot and most definitely one of my personal favourite pieces of footwear I have seen in a while.