The chunky footwear frenzy just isn’t going down without a fight, and UGG and White Mountaineering have put in yet another bid on the persistent trend with their fourth collaboration. Debuted at Paris Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2020, the three-piece collection hits all the bases for a functional wardrobe with a no-nonsense appeal.
White Mountaineering creative director Yosuke Aizawa was inspired by a number of fashion’s leading motivators today, noting “outdoor elements, repurposed products and vintage ski gear” as references. The outdoorsy aesthetic begins with the CA805 Sneaker, which is stacked with a hefty sole and layered with textural paneling for subtle hiking cues. Presented in grey, black and white colorways, the wintry palette accentuates the earthy mood throughout the range.
More conventional cold-weather options come by way of the Classic Boots, offered in extra tall (a runway exclusive) and short silhouettes. Taking from UGG’s typical boot silhouette, Aizawa has updated the style with an embossed logo and puffer detailing along the front, rounding it all off with a sleek and minimal update.
UGG x White Mountaineering’s FW20 collection is priced at $250 USD for the CA805 sneaker and $275 USD for the Classic Short boots. The pieces are slated to become available starting in September.
UGG’s ongoing collaboration with White Mountaineering is just one example of the brand’s widespread popularity over the years. Through partnerships with BAPE, Heron Preston and more, the label solidified itself as one of the biggest names across several fashion trends throughout the last decade.
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