MATCHESFASHION is delighted to announce the launch of the Birkenstock + Toogood collection. The collaboration entails footwear and a complementary womenswear capsule collection of workwear and accessories characterized by sculptural forms and fluid silhouettes.
The collection includes three sandal styles for women – the Forager, the Mudlark and the Beachcomber – draw inspiration from the idea of objets trouvés, fragments of the past unearthed for collection and display.
The neutral palette of black, white, and grey, with a shot of yellow to echo the footwear collection.
“We love Faye Toogood’s aesthetic and sculptural approach to design. Birkenstock and Toogood’s shared values of craftsmanship and conscious design make the perfect partnership, there is such a natural synergy between the two. We know the footwear and ready-to-wear collection will resonate really well with our customer.”
It’s so exciting to see how Birkenstock and Toogood have connected the product design element so seamlessly in the sandals. These minimal and contemporary styles are perfect for the modern man. The curated design and luxurious feeling of natural fabrications will be a perfect addition to the wardrobe of our customers.
Birkenstock and Toogood is a combination of genuine craftsmanship and uncompromising quality. The unique take and talent of Faye Toogood creates a whole new version of our iconic designs. We look forward to seeing what is the next level of functional design.
To collaborate with such an iconic brand as Birkenstock has been an incredibly rewarding experience and one that marks an important moment in Toogood’s growth. For me, Birkenstock represents comfort and timeless, recognizable, sculptural form – all qualities I admire and strive for. Talking with Mr Reichert, I found that we shared so many values from high-quality materials to manufacture.
Founded in 1987 MATCHESFASHION has become one of the biggest global destinations in online luxury for men and women, with a modern edit of over 450 established and new generation designers, delivering to over 176 countries. Our aspiration is to be the most personal luxury shopping site in the world. We offer 24/7 advice through our fashion-concierge team MyStylist, as well as at our London stores and new retail experience, event space, and broadcasting hub at 5 Carlos Place in Mayfair.
A global lifestyle brand with a heritage in iconic footwear, rooted in the creation of the Birkenstock footbed. The brand that can be traced as far back as 1774 is guided by the notion of quality and function in all its actions and across categories. The concept of all-around wellbeing is developed into footwear, sleeping systems, and natural cosmetics, increasingly translating into the lifestyle vision of the brand heritage. With more than 4,300 employees worldwide, this traditional sixth-generation family-run business is also one of the German footwear industry’s biggest employers. Birkenstock was already using the term “footbed” in the 1910s, giving it the meaning, which is commonly understood by consumers all over the world to this day – as a synonym for outstanding comfort when walking and standing. By the early 1970s, Birkenstock had become a global player. Manufactured in Germany, the sandals are now sold in more than 100 countries on all continents.
Toogood is a London-based design studio founded in 2008 by Faye Toogood. Faye has a BA in Art History from the University of Bristol and was Interiors Editor at The World of Interiors for eight years. Her practice encompasses interior design, homewares, fine art, and fashion, and refuses to be constrained by a single discipline or defined way of working. Describing herself as an ‘outsider’ whose work defies categorization, Faye has created a studio that allows a movement between genres. Architects, sculptors, furniture makers, and illustrators cross-pollinate on every project, producing work that is rigorous, poetic and genuinely avant-garde. Faye co-founded the fashion side of the business with her sister, Erica Toogood. Toogood’s clothing is instilled with the unmistakable spirit of both sisters: Faye’s preoccupation with materiality and Erica’s audacious shape-making. One and tinker, the other a tailor.
All items are available now on MATCHESFASHION and prices range from AED290 to AED4,180.