When it comes to footwear, it’s safe to say big is back. Last year saw everyone from Balenciaga to Mcqueen go XXXL, and as we move through 2018, the chunky platform trend (and refined ’90s revival) shows no sign of slowing down. It’s no surprise then, that for Camper’s latest collection, big and bold is winning.
Envisaged by Bulgarian-born, London-based designer Kiko Kostadinov, Camper’s AW18 contribution goes back to the roots, drawing on the recognisable TEIX trekking boot, which was first released in ’97. “Looking through the Camper archives, the TEIX immediately struck me with the progressive silhouette and construction,” Kostadinov explains. “It was an honour to work on such an ahead of time shoe and to be able to modernise it for today.”
The CSM graduate designer, who was also recently named one of Forbes’ Europe’s 30 Under 30, has re-interpreted the shoe for the contemporary wearer. Conceived as both a shoe and boot, the collection comes in two timeless colourways — black and brown — while the dynamic design makes for an instantly covetable classic, that’s also bang on trend.
The exclusive styles are available now at CamperLabs in NY, London and Paris, plus Camper.com and selected stores worldwide.