patternity x clarks desert boot

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by Josh Madden

Patternity X Clarks Desert Boot

Classic footwear brand Clarks has teamed up with a London-based pattern specialist to update its classic Desert Boot design. The British shoe manufacturer has picked up on the rise of print ahead of spring '14 to update the iconic silhouette.

The source of the motif is creative consultants Patternity. Started by photographer Anna Murray and product designer Grace Winteringham in 2009, the firm was founded upon the simple idea of using patterns as stimulation for design.

In its five years of operating, the unique online archive has worked with the likes of Apple, the BBC and Levi’s. Now applying its business to boots, Patternity has provided a signature geometric print for the spring '14 release.

Speaking on the collaboration, Murray said “With Clarks we share not only a passion for detail, but also value the same importance of brand history.”

Inspiration for the print is said to come from architecture, with rectangular and spherical structures of buildings present within the design.

The boots are available in two color ways, black and white multi, and both are produced in a combination of leather and suede. You can get them 


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