Fashion collaborations come in a variety of guises. Some result in an exciting fusion of design aesthetics while other designers probably should’ve just stuck to what they do best. Proenza Schouler and Birkenstock might not have been the most obvious of fashion bedfellows, but when these two brands dropped their first sandal collaboration last year, the fashion crowd couldn’t get enough—and neither could I.
With all of Proenza’s design know-how and the comfy, hard-wearing appeal of Birkenstock’s iconic sandal, the collaboration entered the market just as the “gorpcore” trend was hitting the big time. With their clean lines, pops of colour and comfortable fit, these sandals are a rare meeting of form and function. So it comes as no surprise to me that this sellout collection is back for 2022.