UGG x Telfar Drop 3
Release November 18th
Aesthetically-California footwear brand UGG first came to fruition in 1978 from the mind of Australian surfer Brian Smith. Smith began crafting boots with his favorite material, sheepskin, which gained immense momentum and popularity throughout San Diego to Santa Cruz surf shops. By the mid-’80s, UGG was a symbol of Southern California beach culture. Since then, UGG has expanded to design other footwear and apparel, accessories, and home goods. The brand emphasizes creativity, quality, and craftsmanship and is dedicated to crafting enduring designs that transcend trends. By the time the ‘2000s rolled around, UGG had evolved from its signature sheepskin boots and started making slippers, clogs, and sandals for outdoor activities. The international powerhouse label has transitioned from a stylish casual line to a premium simple fashion line with its new and innovative silhouettes, with partnerships having been done with Jimmy Choo, Swarovski Elements, Tom Brady, and Lil Nas, as well as been worn by celebrities such as Dwyane Wade, Anthony Davis, and Emily Ratajowski.
Council of Fashion Designers of America award-winning designer and founder of his namesake fashion label TELFAR was born in Queens and moved to New York City in 2002 to pursue a career in modeling. In 2003, Clemons began to craft his reconstructed vintage clothes in local boutiques, then launched TELFAR in 2004. TELFAR incorporates designs with the principles of simplicity and modern detailing and is built on Clemens’ brand’s mantra that focuses on welcoming inclusivity. Telfar Clemons believes that the most valuable thing fashion offers is the option to be an individual, which is prevalent in the brand’s offerings, such as the ever-popular Shopping Bag. Launched in 2014, the bag features a top handle and signature T logo that has gained such popularity in Brooklyn that it has earned the nickname ‘Bushwick Birkin.’
UGG and Telfar collide in the third installment of the Autumn/Winter 2021 collaboration. The reputable designer and staple iconic footwear label incorporate modern details into a selection of footwear and accessories with subtle Telfar Clemons’ larger-than-life personality. Although the two brands have achieved ubiquity on their terms, this collaboration seeks out a rare place where the unexpected meets the inevitable, and the coveted meets the available. This collaboration pays homage to UGG’s classic boot and world-renowned signature sheepskin materials offered in a multitude of different styles, as well as several iterations of Telfar’s Shopping Bag. One design featured in this exclusive collaboration is the UGG x Telfar Medium Shopper. The iconic TELFAR bag receives a UGG upgrade with a genuine chestnut suede with soft shearling trim. The two-strap design can be worn cross-body and features an interior zipper pocket and magnetic snap closure.
A selection of footwear is also included in the collaboration between UGG and fashion label TELFAR. The UGG x TELFAR Logo Mini features a genuine suede upper, while the lining of the silhouette incorporates complete sherpa wool. A shearling TELFAR logo is blacked at the bootstrap, highlighting the exterior. Signature EVA material is placed at the upper, footbed, and outsole, enhancing the design’s comfortable silhouette and integrity. The TELFAR touch is also placed on a loafer silhouette, as seen in the UGG x Telfar Logo Loafer. The slip-on design emphasizes the two brands’ commitment to crafting elevated shapes. Made for easy removal, a genuine leather material composes the upper. Inside the design is a complete wool sherpa lining, while polyester backing is placed for enhanced protection. A signature TELFAR logo is placed at the top, and the EVA outsole protects the loafer’s durability while offering traction.
The third drop of the UGG x Telfar collaboration will be available online on here at 7 a.m. PST on November 18th.