PostGrace | Simplicity, Softness, Well-being

A collection that encompasses high heels, flats, classic pumps and ballerina heels. Clarks Grace signifies new arrivals with poise and elegance.

Silky soft leathers promise perfect fit, the ‘soft power’ of Clarks Cushion Plus™ technology enhances the wearer’s feeling of wellbeing. A beautiful colour palette of nudes, warm bronzes, prints, dusty pinks and grey blues work effortlessly with your wardrobe.

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PostGRACE

The beauty of form under the influence of freedom. Such words find a new resonance with the GRACE collection for SS17. Ballet inspired heels and flats for women by Clarks that’s a symbiosis of 190 years of shoemaking excellence and timeless elegance, designed for contemporary living. 

 

"The free spirit of femininity shines through"

 

Leading the way for the GRACE collection in SS17 is Grace Eva. A breathtakingly beautiful piece of footwear craftsmanship that uniquely embodies Clarks’ shoemaking expertise in it’s highest form.

A higher heel than you would usually expect to see from Clarks, this style totals up at 8.5cm high, equalling pure, elegant luxury for the wearer in the way that it both looks and feels, allowing the free spirit of femininity to shine through.

 

  "The ballet dancer: the leitmotif and inspiration for the Grace Eva heel"

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The ballet dancer is Grace under fire. So too is the modern woman. A shoe that offers stylish support is just one less thing to worry about. So the Grace Eva heel proposes a previously unexplored proposition: a shoe of elegant design, luxurious materiality and suburb construction, all invested in enhancing the wearer’s well-being and personal style.

A shoe that will take you from day to night and become an essential wardrobe staple: a shoe for all occasions and for all women.

 

 

A unique crystal last was created in symbolism of the soft, beautiful elegance of the shoe that go hand in hand with the simple, yet stunning, ballet inspired look and inner feeling.

 

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PostCRAFT AND DATA

"The first step to perfection is the last..."

 

Although this may sound like a bit of a riddle, when talking about the craft of a Clarks shoemaker, this statement couldn’t be truer. Every single shoe that Clarks design starts with a hand-crafted wooden last that defines the shape of the shoe.

 The last is a hugely under-played element of shoe making – the importance it has to every single shoe ever made, the time it takes to create them and ultimately, it's what sets good shoes apart from great ones.

 A last maker’s craft is second to none. It takes up to 10,000 hours to become an expert last maker at the Clarks level – their skill is unrivalled.

 Each last generates 1,000,000 data points, helping us to make the most perfectly formed shoes in the world.

 

"Tomorrow's shoes today..."

 Unique craft and skill with innovative technology and data knowledge is what comes together to make Clarks truly standalone from any other footwear brand in the world. Clarks will always be about the shoes – our shoes define us, and set us apart. They are what we do best and always will be. Our passion pushes us revolutionise footwear, we invest endlessly to ensure our products are the best – from the technology that goes in to them, how they are made and the materials that they’re made with.

 2017 marks a year that promises to bring you great shoes, this is what Clarks are all about. We take the spirit of what is Clarks and make this a reality for all ages. A spirit of joy, free-mindedness and liberty runs through everything that we create, in hope that our shoes will also impart this feeling on to each and every one of their wearers.

 

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PostEngineered to travel. Designed to last.

Introducing the new bag and luggage range from Clarks – designed to improve functionality, as well as style, when travelling. Ideal for plane journeys, weekends away and even the daily commute.  

All bags in the collection, whether it’s a backpack, satchel, shopper or duffle, are made from premium quality leathers and canvas. Engineered to travel, designed to last. Ensured to withstand as much as what you have to. Available here now.

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PostIn with the new: SS17 Pre-Collection

Now solidly built in to our range every season, is a Pre-Collection. So if you’re almost already done with talking about Boots, then you’ve come to the right place...

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Having a Pre-Collection means we have the perfect excuse to pause on boots and all things winter for a second, to focus on something different. Our Pre-Collection allows us to bring you 2017’s key trends, on a product that is both wearable now and well in to the year.

So read up on our Pre-Collection’s leading style, Zyris Vienna. Defined by the continuing trend of man-tailoring, this style (and indeed the whole collection) is the perfect combination of elegance and masculine influences. Styles that offer a new take on a classic brogue profile, with double-monk strapping, classic toe detailing and hand-burnished leathers.

 

 

View full Pre-Collection here

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PostThe perfect boots for Christmas in Somerset

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An after dinner walk across the rolling countryside is a big Christmas Day tradition for lots of families in Somerset. Never ones to be afraid of the weather, we do up our coats, pull on our hats and brave the wintry elements with the whole family in tow.

It's perfect excuse to get out the house for a little bit of peace. As well as helping the turkey to go down before dessert. The fields are usually wet and muddy, so ensuring you're equipped with the perfect footwear for the whole day is a must.

We've pulled together a small selection of winter boots for women and winter boots for men that are ideal for your festive jaunts over the Christmas break - helping to shield from the cold and wet, but also smart enough to wear all day long...

 

 

Women's

 

Glick Clarmont - Inspired by this season's Hiker trend with it's D-ring eyelets and fur ankle collar, lightweight, Cushion Plus technology for added comfort

Tri Attract - Winter-sport inspired, faux fur lining, flexible Flex3 outsole

Tri Aspen - Lightweight, waterproof, Gore-Tex® and cosy fluff lining. Clarks Flex3 outsole for extra comfort and flexibility

 

 

Men's

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Korik Rise - Waterproof, Gore-Tex® linings, heavy-duty outsoles, made from premium, pull-leathers, complete with a stitch-down construction.

Johto Rise - Pull-up leathers, stitchdown construction, heavy duty outsoles and sealed seams. Waterproof and warmlined Gore-Tex®

Sawtel Hi - Clarks Polyveldt construction, premium, full-grain leathers, hand-stitched design details, warmlined option available

 

 

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PostWhere ever you’re going, we’re going your way. The perfect gift…

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Enjoy the journeys. Long and short. The journeys that end in friends together. The journeys home to where your heart is. The journeys in to the great outdoors. Enjoy them all with your choice from our festive collections.

 

This festive season, no matter what type of celebrations you’re having, or where you’re going to have them, Clarks are with you. We’ve got a whole range of party styles, for Men, Women and Kids. As well as a wide selection of perfect gift items, including high quality Slippers and Bags. Have a browse through our slippers, bags, party shoes – even have a read of last week’s blog post that review’s our editor’s party season picks.

Whatever the gift, whenever the occasion, wherever the place, find something perfect here.

 

 

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PostWomen’s Party Shoes – The Office Christmas Party

Is it really time to start thinking about the office Christmas party already? We've barely forgotten the aftermath of the last one...

It's a crazy time of year with so much to think about and every year it gets crazier. Trying to find the perfect outfit for all of your Christmas events is never an easy task. And finding the perfect accompanying party shoes is even harder, with us always wanting to secure that ideal style : comfort ratio, when there's a long pm - am partying stint ahead of us.

So kicking off December as we mean to go on, our editor has pulled together a small pick of styles for every type of party occasion...

 

 

The glamorous party

Simple, yet exceptionally sophisticated and captivating - Curtain Crush is a kaleidoscope of metallic bronze with midnight blue and purple marbled-gems. Finished off with premium gold buckle detailing. Also available in black suede, with a matching clutch bag. Both styles are complete with a 9.5cm heel and essential Cushion Plus technology that help to cradle the balls of the feet through whatever the night might throw at you...

Desk to dinner - and beyond

From the best selling Kendra collection, the Kendra Ella is an ideal choice if you're looking for something with some serious staying power. A thick, block heel will naturally provide more stability underfoot, ideal if your event will be outlined with some walking, tubing or taxi-hopping, or if will last long into the night. And at a lower 8cm heel height, we meet a truly wearable style that doesn't lose any of it's glamour. Available in navy, black and taupe leather and suede combinations.

Dinah Keer - another reliable desk to dinner favourite. An all-round must-have footwear profile that will never not be relevant. Choose a sleek black patent colourway as the ideal Christmas party confidante. Cushion Plus technology underfoot and around the inside of the heel ensures premium comfort for as long as you need it.

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Ultimate Party Boots

Also from our best-selling Kendra collection, Kendra Porter is a real statement boot. A style that offers edge, but with the promise of all day-all night comfort. An 8cm heel and toe platform offers just enough height. A leather and material mix adds effortless interest and detail to the style, an ideal team for a Christmas Party outfit.

 

If you haven't seen anything here that is a perfect suite to your party, have a scroll through the rest of the Party styles on the Clarks wesbite, where you'll find a range of high, mid and low heels, flats, boots and bags. View all Party Styles here.

 

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PostCYBER WEEKEND – OUR BLACK FRIDAY DEALS!

 CYBER WEEKEND AT CLARKS IS HERE!

We’re offering 20% off ALL Adults Footwear and Bags from Thursday 24th – Monday 28th November, to give you optimum time to make your decision and grab a deal at clarks.co.uk. And for the first time this offer even includes the bestselling Clarks Originals products, so it’s an offer not to be missed.  

Enter BMERRY16 at the checkout to receive the discount on your purchases all weekend!

 And why not check out the Editor's picks for Cyber Weekend?

 

The Desert Boot

Without a doubt one of the longest reigning and most iconic silhouette that Clarks have ever produced, known the world over. An understated design that has come to be pairable with any type of style or outfit. A classic Black or Sand Suede is ideal for both men and women, or maybe a premium Taupe or Dark Tan which are new for this season, wearable with virtually anything.

 

The Gore-Tex® Trigenic Flex

A world first. Gore-Tex® and waterproof trainers on the Clarks Trigenic Flex three-part sole unit. The all-black colourway look particularly on trend at the moment and are wearable with anything, in any weather, it’s a no brainer…

 

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**This promotion entitles you to 20% off any full price Adults footwear, including Clarks Originals, as well as handbags, purses and wallets, in store or online at www.clarks.co.uk. No cash alternative is available and this promotional code/voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount code, but can be used with a valid free next day delivery code. This offer excludes Kids. This offer is available for Home Delivery, Collect from Store and Collect+. When ordering online you must enter the promotional code ‘BMERRY16’ at the checkout. To claim your discount in store simply quote our promotional code ‘BMERRY16’, show the cashier your 20% off email on your mobile phone or by printing this page. This offer starts on Thursday 24th November 2016 and ends on Monday 28th November 2016 at midnight. This offer is not redeemable at factory stores, discount outlets, Wholesale retailers or any other Clarks store outside UK. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time.

 

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PostCYBER WEEK – WEDNESDAY’S DEALS – 20% off Adults Shoes

Enter BGONE at the checkout to receive 20% off Adults shoes!*

 

Is there such a thing as too many pairs of shoes? Not in our opinion. Brogues, heels, trainers, casual and formal for men and women, all available with 20% off today. Ideal for wanting to stock up on gifts for the festive period or just to treat yourself.

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*This promotion entitles you to 20% off any full price Adults shoes in store or online at www.clarks.co.uk. No cash alternative is available and this promotional code/voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount code, but can be used with a valid free next day delivery code. This offer excludes Kids, Clarks Originals, Adults Boots and Adults Sandals. This offer is available for Home Delivery, Collect from Store and Collect+. When ordering online you must enter the promotional code ‘BGONE’ at the checkout. To claim your discount in store simply quote our promotional code ‘BGONE’, show the cashier your 20% off email on your mobile phone or by printing this page. This offer is valid on Wednesday 23rd November 2016 and ends at midnight. This offer is not redeemable at factory stores, discount outlets, Wholesale retailers or any other Clarks store outside UK. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time.
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PostCYBER WEEK – TUESDAY’S DEAL – 20% OFF GIFTS

Enter BNOW at the checkout to receive 20% off all Slippers and Bags today!

 

With lots of presents, delicious food and festive décor to buy, we know it’s an expensive time of year. But before the main event, we’ve got a few daily deals that may help in ticking a few things off someone’s wish list. Maybe the perfect arm accessory? We’re offering 20% off bags for today only.

And what about slippers? Back in 1825, the Clarks story started with the slipper, the Petersburg, and just for today, we’re also giving you 20% off all Adults slippers.

 

 

 

 
 
*This promotion entitles you to 20% off any full price Adults slippers or handbags, including purses and wallets, in store or online at www.clarks.co.uk. No cash alternative is available and this promotional code/voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount code, but can be used with a valid free next day delivery code. This offer excludes Kids. This offer is available for Home Delivery, Collect from Store and Collect+. When ordering online you must enter the promotional code ‘BNOW’ at the checkout. To claim your discount in store simply quote our promotional code ‘BNOW’, show the cashier your 20% off email on your mobile phone or by printing this page. This offer is valid on Tuesday 22nd November 2016 ending at midnight. This offer is not redeemable at factory stores, discount outlets, Wholesale retailers or any other Clarks store outside UK. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time.
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PostCYBER WEEK – MONDAY’S DEAL – 20% OFF ADULTS BOOTS

Enter BHERE at the checkout to receive 20% off all Adults boots today!

Clarks put an unimaginable amount of love and consideration in to every pair of boots they design and make. Clarks boots really are a true testament to our expert shoe-making craftsmanship and attention to detail. A culmination of 190 years of passion and expertise in shoe-making.

So if you’re a little late to the party when it comes to buying your new pair of winter boots this season, the time is now.

We’re offering 20% off all boots* for TODAY ONLY, so get looking at what’s on offer. Just in time for the festive season -  choose from Chelsea to Biker, to knee high and high heeled, fit-for-purpose Gore-Tex® and winter walking, there’s pretty much something for everyone. Have a look the blog’s Boot Diary or the website’s Top Ten Boots for Women or Top Ten Boots for Men to help make an informed decision.

 

 

* This promotion entitles you to 20% off any full Adults boots in store or online at www.clarks.co.uk. No cash alternative is available and this promotional code/voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount code, but can be used with a valid free next day delivery code. This offer excludes Kids and Clarks Originals. This offer is available for Home Delivery, Collect from Store and Collect+. When ordering online you must enter the promotional code ‘BHERE’ at the checkout. To claim your discount in store simply quote our promotional code ‘BHERE’, show the cashier your 20% off email on your mobile phone or by printing this page. This offer is valid on Monday 21st November 2016 and ends at midnight. This offer is not redeemable at factory stores, discount outlets, Wholesale retailers or any other Clarks store outside UK. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time.  

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PostWEATHER. BEATEN – WOMEN’S

Women's waterproof boots that deliver the perfect balance of function and form this winter. Clarks have worked to deliver a range of boots that have been specially crafted to protect you from the cold and wet, whilst helping to create a perfect winter look.

A highlight in the collection is Tri Aspen, a perfect winter-sport-luxe-style combination...

 

This luxurious warm-lined, pull-on boot has a quilted upper that makes this boot stylish and contemporary as well as cosy.  There’s a beautiful combination of technical and natural fabrics that reflects the key looks of the season. A Rock rubber outsole ensures grip for optimal outdoor usage.  Cleating, grip and toe protection have been cleverly built into this outsole which has the sports inspired signature Trigenic sole geometry.  A leather tab makes for easy on/off as well as adding subtle craft detailing.

 

 

 

These winter boots blur the boundaries between performance and lifestyle. Outdoor sneaker boots fuse comfort with modern constructions by combining lightweight sports style soles with the protection technology.  Fur and sheepskin lining soften the profiles and give them a luxurious and cosy feel.

 

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PostThe Boot Diary – Week Seven

Date: 18th November - GORE-TEX® Performance Technology explained...

As the weather turns colder and with more rainy days on the horizon, we know that you’re going to want stylish footwear that is fit for purpose. With our knowledge of technologies, we ensure that we select the right technology for the job and in this weather; it’s definitely a job for GORE-TEX®.

There are three types of GORE-TEX® which are Performance, Extended and Insulated. They all have a breathable membrane that guarantees to keep feet dry in wet weather conditions, but each has something extra to tackle the varying elements of the autumn winter season.

This week we’re looking at the beautiful equestrian styled women’s boot CheshuntHi GTX which features the GORE-TEX® Performance technology.

This long leg boot takes on a classic profile and is crafted from rich black leather. Seamlessly incorporated is the GORE-TEX® Performance technology which has a lightweight insulation that makes this boot great for a wide range of outdoor activities. Teamed with a durable rubber sole with tread and a wearable 3cm heel, this is the ideal style to choose as the climate turns wetter.

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PostThe Boot Diary – Week Six

Date: 03rd November - Over the knee boots

 

What’s that? Is today officially the first day of winter? It certainly feels like it. The car got de-iced for the first time this morning and the fields were all a glisten of white, on today’s commute across the Somerset levels, to Clarks HQ.

Watching the sea of workers make their way in to the building this morning, one thing was clear, winter-chic is back. Arrays of thick knits, hats, scarves and of course, an impeccable selection of winter boots.

It looks like the cold weather is set to last the whole weekend, too. Wrap up when you’re out celebrating Firework Night – keep warm but keep it styled with a Caddy Belle over the knee boot.

Pairable with almost any outfit, the boot is similar to the classic riding boot, with its simple silhouette, 3cm heel height and its almond-rounded toe shape. A classy, dressed up yet practical choice for the colder season, Caddy Belle is an all-round winner. Ideal for that bonfire to bar kind of evening, available in black, grey, navy, tan and aubergine, there’s bound to be a colour to compliment your look.

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PostThe Boot Diary – Week Five

Date: 28th October - Biker Boots

 

It’s week five of the boot diary and we’ve gone from looking at the iconic Chelsea boots to a more contemporary look that offers a fierce edge to off-duty outfits.

Encapsulating the unspoken rules of autumn winter fashion with layers, contrasting textures and finishing details, the biker boot trend is a must for your winter wardrobe and our top pick is Sicilly Dove.

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With inspiration from our men's boots, our designers have given the traditional ankle boot profile a rugged update. The upper combines tactile leathers with ankle straps and zip detailing and is finished off with a gold buckle fastening. The slimline sole adds a refined feminine touch and overall this style adds maximum impact to outfits this season.

 

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PostThe Boot Diary – Week Four

Date: 21st October - Chelsea Boots

When it comes to talking about winter wardrobe staples, the first thing that springs to mind is the Chelsea boot.

Dating back to the Victorian era, these close-fitting, ankle boots with elastic side panels and a heel loop tab became iconic in the 60s after influential musicians such as The Beatles were seen to be wearing them. Although many like to reinterpret the traditional boot into something contemporary, there is also a need to keep the classic styling. Whether the occasion is casual or a bit more formal, we’ve got two looks that your winter wardrobe will be calling out for.

Orinoco Club – crafted from oily leathers in classic colours and teamed with a subtly cleated sole, these Chelsea boots provide that quintessential country casual look.

Chelsea boots Orinoco Club in brown

Taylor Shine – with a sleek, slimline sole, these Chelsea boots use premium leathers and an almond toe for a more refined look, perfect for those smarter occasions.

Chelsea boots Taylor Shine in tan

 

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PostWomen’s boots: The Clarks Originals Winter Pack

Pioneering authenticity for women's winter boots, with the latest Clarks Originals product package to drop for AW16...

Back with their third product package of the season, Clarks Originals introduce The Winter Pack for women. A truly winterised interpretation of the brand's three iconic silhouettes - the Desert Boot, the Trigenic and the Wallabee.

 The suede has once again been sourced from UK-based tannery, Charles F Stead, in a premium black.

Uppers are complimented by a 100% sheep wool front and ankle collar, creating an authentic yet seasonally practical look - warm and fit for winter...

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PostSIMPLE. IT’S COMPLICATED.

 

Othea Ruby – a perfect embodiment of the love and consideration that Clarks give to their shoes. This boot has been shaped to perfection, a true testament to Clarks’ expert shoe-making craftsmanship and attention to detail. It takes a lot to be this beautifully simple...

With an ankle hugging top, a sleek back curve and an elegantly curved block heel, which provides comfort as well as the illusion of height. Sophisticated leather stacking on the heel appears alongside a stitched, high-sheen rand that contrasts with the casual upper leather in a rich brown, that have been hand burnished and will age beautifully. A super thick, almost wooly, elastic panel at the side ensures that it is taut enough to perfectly hug the foot, whilst a suede sock adds extra cosiness.

 
 

 

The full Clarks range of women’s winter boots is the culmination of 190 years passion and expertise in shoe-making. All of the season’s most desired silhouettes are executed with ultimate skill, every stitch in every design has a purpose...

 

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PostINTRODUCING: Clarks X Christopher Raeburn – Season Two

 

Introducing the AW16 collection of the Clarks and Christopher Raeburn collaboration. Following on from the success of the first collaboration in SS16, this collection is centred around the theme of Mongolia – one of the last truly wild places on earth, a land where the quest to combat the elements has inspired a unique culture of handwork and re-using materials.

Combining craftsmanship, pioneering spirit and passion for detail, we see this Mongolian spirit and inspiration pulled through to each member of the range.

 

For Women

 

The Shiliin Ava is a key style for AW16 taking inspiration the Mongolian Mukluk boot, originally made to withstand savagely cold temperatures. Contrasting materials demonstrate Clarks x Christopher Raeburn’s response to the challenges of winter as well as showcasing an intricate and eye-catching design.

The boot consists of three distinctive layers, with a rubber sole rand, a complimenting leather front and a soft grey felt back. Shiliin Ava is laced with durable brown cord through D-rings and lined with a warm ornamental quilt.

 

 

 

The Shiliin Ali also has a three-part construction, this time featuring a characteristic strap made from herringbone webbing; a signature detail of Christopher Raeburn’s AW16 apparel.

Both styles also feature a reversible insock. One side is a warm wool felt, perfect for cold weather, while the other side is a comfortable leather, ideal for warmer days. The inspiration came from the functional insocks found inside military Mukluck boots, which could be removed and dried by the fire.

 

 

 

For Men

 

The Trigenic Scale’s design inspired by Mongolian leather armour, features include a winterised interpretation of Clarks’ unique Trigenic sole and a removable Italian wool inner bootee bonded to lycra for a stretch fit. Plus a hand-assembled and stitched upper made from elk skin, sourced from sustainable herds.

 Christopher Raeburn says: “I’ve been really encouraged by the way the collaboration with Clarks is developing; the dynamic in the design process has allowed us to produce a range of footwear that brings a genuinely new aesthetic, a unique blend of materials and a healthy balance of functionality”

 Launched in early 2016 at London Collections Men and London Fashion Week, the collection is now available internationally. Click here to view the rest of the collection.

 

 

 
 
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PostTHE BOOT DIARY – WEEK TWO

Date: 05th October 

 

Premium Leather Boots 

 It's always the right time to invest in the best quality boots. If you're looking for something to last you even longer than you'd ever need them to and to withstand, well, just about anything, then you've come to the right place.

To fit that brief we've given Melanie An GTX a spin. A simple, versatile design. Strong, premium leather and with waterproof Gore-tex® technology, ensures that those home - office - bar days, come cold, rain or shine, are completely covered...

 

Browse a wider edit of this season's best quality womens boots and mens boots on the Clarks website. 

 

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PostThe Boot Diary – Week one

The Phenia Collection

It’s that time of year when your morning routine has one pivotal question, shoes or boots?

The early hours may be dark and misty, but there is no telling how the rest of the day will pan out. No matter what the weather, you’ll want to be prepared, and our Clarks Originals range has some great transitional styles that are perfect for this autumn.

If you’re not quite ready to make the transition from shoes to boots, then Phenia Strand is perfect. With all the Clarks Originals detailing you would expect, this dress casual shoe is crafted from soft suede and comes in three versatile colours - navy, black and bronze brown.

If boots are your go-to then we have two styles to choosefrom, both inspired by the iconic Desert Boot and both offering a refined, feminine look. Phenia Carnaby offers subtle elevation to your outfit with the 4.5cm stacked effect heel, whilst Phenia Desert is perfect for when you need to keep your feet firmly on the ground.

In both classic and seasonal shades, our Phenia styles won’t disappoint.

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PostIntroducing The Boot Diary

 

If you’re sat looking at the date and thinking, ‘How is it October tomorrow?’, you certainly aren’t alone. I swear it was only last week we were writing about festivals…

This time of year divides us: those who cling on to every last inch of the summer, denying that winter will ever come back. And those who fill their social media feeds with ‘Hello Autumn’ posts, while declaring their love for woolly jumpers, dark nights and open fires…

If you’re the latter then you obviously can’t wait to start shopping for winter boots. And even if you’re a slave to the summer, it’s inevitable that you’ll need some winter warmers eventually. So why not start here? Clarks’ 190 years of passion and expertise in shoemaking really shines through when it comes to their boots. Their craftsmanship and attention to detail never fails to create each and every pair just as special as the very first. From the unique hand-carved wooden last that begins every boot, to the most premium materials, fastenings and detailing.

Each week throughout autumn and in to winter, the Clarks Editors will be pulling out their recommendations of the autumn range’s best styles – from casual, transeasonal styles to winterised Gore-Tex and beyond. Keep up to date with The Boot Diary for new season picks, to embrace whatever winter brings your way…

 

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PostClarks Originals: The Women’s Autumn Pack

Styles for Women also make up part of the Clarks Originals Autumn Pack collection. Not just the iconic silhouettes, including the Desert Boot and the Trigenic, but the Women’s wedge Wallabee also joins the line-up, along with the more recent Phenia Desert and brand new profiles Athea Terra and Phenia Strand. Available in rich colours such as Dark Tan, Bronze, Nut and Khaki - shades inspired by Somerset in the Autumn.

Athea Terra

 

 

Desert Boot

 

 

 

 

Autumn Pack Look book

 

 

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PostGo-Go Barley

Our collaboration with the Victoria and Albert museum has got us thinking about everything else we loved about the 70s. This iconic era was famous for many fashions do’s (and don’ts) but there are still some elements we want in our wardrobe today.

The go-go boot was originally a low-heeled women’s boot and over time has come to include other variations under the go-go umbrella such as knee-highs, block heels and square toes.

Our designers kept this in mind when designing our archive inspired Barley group. Uncomplicated uppers in premium, soft leathers offer sophisticated styling and with ankle profiles and over the knee boots, we have your winter wardrobe sorted.

 

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PostAW16: Clarks X The V & A

 

Clarks’ long reigning history in footwear design and manufacture stands up above many other brands across the world. Our original design ethos and sense of style, is what continues to attract collaborators including some of the most highly regarded names in the business. The V & A, the world’s leading museum of Art and Design, are back for their third product collaboration with Clarks. This time, the range takes its design inspiration from the 1970s. Combining influences from archive designs, with fashion influencing films of the time, such as ‘The Sting’ and ‘The Great Gatsby’- combining the movies’ Art Nouveau and Art Deco stylings with a kaleidoscope of colours.

The range is made out of four designs, all available in many different colours. Two heeled and two flat styles make up the range, silhouettes that reference the era’s fashionable loafers and t-bars. The inner lining of all the styles has been expertly selected by the V&A, a print designed by English artist and designer, Claud Lovat Fraser. Originating in the 1920s, Lovat Fraser’s original print was re-issued in the ‘70s to capture the decade’s zeitgeist.

The Women’s range, led by stacked heel style, Cass Day, is an example of faultless fusion of both Clarks and V&A DNA. Inspired by the Clarks Originals Wallabee profile with its moccasin construction, nature form last and butt seam.

 View the rest of The V&A styles on the Clarks Website.

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PostSeptember Work Wear Picks

It’s hard to believe we’re talking back to work, back to school, and all those things that September brings already, isn’t it? Before we’ve even had a chance to wear in our Summer sandals we’re talking Boots, Brogues and Courts for Autumn in the office. If you’ve been lucky enough to have a long Summer holiday, September may feel like a bit of a shock to you - early morning alarms, darker nights, and, talk inevitably turns to the next big milestones: Halloween, Bonfire Night, and of course, Christmas.

Luckily we’re not quite there yet. Focusing on the months in between for now, let’s turn our attention to something a little more fun to think about, an Autumn/Winter Wardrobe. Rich colours, thick jumpers, multi-layering, boots – it’s the highlight of many women’s clothing calendars. But why should updating your Winter wardrobe stop at casual wear? September is also the time to invest in some go-to office footwear staples, too – from dressed up days to casual Friday favourites, desk to bar bests, the Blog has an edit of the key styles to look for this season, to keep your working days feeling as good as your weekends. And who knows, new footwear essentials might just help to keep those back to work blues away…

 

 

Dressed up days

Barley May, Dinah Pixie and Barley Rose – designed with the key trends of the season in mind, 70s influences run through these styles that are ideal for the office. Mid-height heels in rich, Autumnal colours, Cushion Soft and Cushion Plus technology in all three, makes them perfect for all day, every day style and wearability.

 

 

Formal Flats

Androgynous styling continues to rule in to this Autumn. Glick Darby, Taylor Spring and Griffin Mabel are ideal footwear accompaniments to a man-tailored office look. Simple style, that will effortlessly take you through to post-work drinks, dinner and even the weekend…

 

 

Casual Friday

That go-to pair of Boots is an essential to look out for every time Autumn strolls back around. Everyone needs that, go with anything, wear anywhere pair. Taylor Shine and Phenia Desert are just two suggestions ideal for that all-rounder requirement. Dress up, dress down, team with jeans, skirts, leggings, cullotes, tailored pants, tights, dresses, you name it. Similarly with Balmer Bella, the same rules apply. A go-to shoe with a small heel for an effortless nod to a smart or casual office look.

 

SHOP - All Women's Heels, Women's Boots, Women's Shoes

 

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PostKeeping Up With Kendra

New trends emerge all the time, but every wardrobe needs a few key staples you just can’t live without.

Designed to go from work to play, our Kendra collection has evolved over the seasons to bring you a mixture of classic silhouettes with contemporary features to ensure you’re still in keeping with the latest trends.

At the core of its design, each style offers wearable height with an 8cm heel and is combined with a sculpted, flexible platform. Our dual density cushioning reduces strain on the ball of the foot giving you comfort that lasts all day long.  

BUY - Kendra Sienna

SHOP - The Kendra Collection

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PostBalmer: Bringing Back The 90s

Trends from previous decades are making a comeback, but there is one that seems to be standing out above the rest.

This season, our designers have mixed traditional silhouettes with a mid-height, chunky block heel and a razor tooth sole to provide a collection of smart casual looks with that on-trend 90s attitude. 

Inspired by our iconic Wallabee, Balmer Willow uses premium, soft suede in black, navy and aubergine and features classic stitching techniques for an authentic, crafted feel. 

BUY - Balmer Willow

SHOP - Women's Shoes

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PostWhatever the weather winners – ideal styles come rain or shine

 

August. A month to look forward to. A month that usually sticks in your mind as one that’s gloriously warm, bringing with it everything wonderful that we associate with the British Summer.

But also a month that can be somewhat unpredictable when it comes to weather. Glorious wall to wall sunshine one day. Wet, windy and positively miserable the next.

Then, of course, some days when you get intermittent bursts of both. We've all experienced leaving the house in open-toe sandals, to only two hours later be greeted by the wildest rain storm this side of the Caribbean.

Plans helplessly teeter on whether or not the sun will shine. And, undeniably, the weather will always have the final say on your choice of outfit.

Choosing the right clothes and shoes when the weather’s like this is really hard - even if it’s pouring with rain it’s still warm, usually too warm for heavy coats and winter boots. In the last few years we’ve seen warm yet unpredictable weather stretch all the way in to October, which, undeniably, makes for three tough months of rather precarious dressing. You can’t predict if you’re going to get it right every day, 9 times out of 10 you don’t, but you can proof yourself for every eventuality of weather. 

Here to help with that, is our Blog's pick of whatever the weather winners. Styles to see you through the changing seasons, come rain or shine...

 

 

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PostThe Women’s Graphic Pack

Imagine putting the fob of a Wallabee down on to a piece of paper and tracing around the outside. Then imagine the shape that you’re left with on the page when you lift the fob up. A collection of straight, curved and perforated lines. And this is exactly what inspired the Clarks Originals In house design team to create the pattern for the Women’s AW16 Graphic Pack...

 

Applied to our three iconic silhouettes on black suede, we’re greeted with a unique and striking, but subtle application of design, instantly recognisable as a Clarks Original.

 

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PostWelcome to the Future

The Athleisure movement is showing no proof of slowing down this season. So we’re ready to enter Autumn with a truly innovative product range that ticks all the boxes...

 

Think, the most impressive combination of form and function, shoes that deliver so much more than just a layer between you and the ground.

Shoes that don’t just look incredible, but shoes that actually enhance you - improving the way your feet move when you walk, as well as increasing gait stability naturally.

This is down to the unique Clarks Originals Trigenic sole. A footwear design and technology found nowhere else on the planet but here. Remember these from last Summer? Well our new styles have borrowed the Trigenic Flex sole DNA – constructed in to three flexible pieces instead of one solid one. The grooves in the sole are placed exactly where the feet naturally bend the most, flexing to the same degree as the foot, providing the ideal level of support where they need it.

Two styles storm in to the lead for us this season. At the height of the Clarks Sports-inspired range, you’ll find Triken Active for Men and Tri Abby for Women.

Triken Active

The most up to date, technical fabrics give the style a real athleisture feel. Mixed leather and mesh material uppers make the product lightweight, breathable and, conveniently, an effortless match for any sort of outfit.

EVA soles are light but durable. And offer cushioning for comfort and support, when and where it’s most needed.

 

 

 

 

Tri Abby

Offers a modern take on the classic court shoe. So even with its athletic style it still ensures femininity. Leathers are smooth, premium, but above all lightweight and flexible. Snake skin texture on the toe and laser etched detailing on the sides offers a beautifully subtle lift of detail to the style.

 

 

In true Clarks manner, these new styles has been made with the most impeccable attention to detail, expert craftsmanship and pioneering innovation. Welcome to the future...

 

 

Check back to Clarks.co.uk next week for the official concept launch and further product information. 

 

 BUY - Triken Active

BUY - Tri Abby

 

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PostWomen’s Casuals: July Favourites

Come rain or shine, the return of July means Summer Holidays. It’s a varied old time when the weather’s concerned, and whatever you get up to, no two days are the same. Holiday or not, Kids or no Kids, work or relaxation, sporting or spectating, we’ll all be up to something. That’s why we’ve chosen our favourite casual picks for July, to see you through, whatever the weather, whatever the activity.

 

 

Tri Abby

 As Ath-leisure proves its longevity and popularity, our casual, everyday range continues to be heavily influenced by this trend. Tri Abby leads the way, borrowing the Sports inspired look from the ever popular Trigenic Flex. Adopting its light and flexible construction, it's also cushioned for superior comfort. The shape of the shoe also encourages natural movement. Ideal for on the go plans that don’t stop coming…

 

 Glove Echo

Never doubting the beauty and versatility of the plain white pump, this one really does go with anything. Crisp white leather complements a tan heel loop on the back that adds a subtle uniqueness to the style. Also available in black, tan and playful metallic silver.

 

 Coll Amoure

Part of our Autumn Pre-Collection, this slip-on cupsole adds a jazz to any outfit. Spotty print on a snakeskin leather, with a soft flash of pink around the ankle that adds some femininity. Cushion Plus technology means endless comfort, perfect for weekend day trips.

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PostLost in Music – The Clarks Festival Edit

 

It’s hard to deny that through the power of social media, the rise of the popular weekend city-festival, hand in hand with the increasingly savvy attendee, has meant that festival fashion is as apparent, exposed and crucial as ever, with a huge amount of festival-revellers now admitting that the days of taking just the “I don’t mind if this gets ruined” members of the wardrobe are certainly over. Key looks, outfits and costumes are organised and agonised over weeks in advance, with just about everyone wanting to get the look just right. The festival has been transformed in to a main-stage of style know-how. Fields of glittery, sequin-filled faces, beautifully clashing with colourfully indiscrete outfit combinations - shiny uniqueness, a playground for ultimate iridescent freedom…

And currently we’re seeing Somerset gear up to host the biggest festival in the world, and Clarks, being based a just a mere eight miles from the Glastonbury Festival site, finds it almost impossible to not be influenced by the festival in one way or another. Along with the beautifully unique and magical personality of Somerset, helping to define Clarks’ brand spirit and personality – embracing those unexplainable feelings of joy and freedom, what it is to be you and being unconditionally comfortable with that.

So whether you’re counting down the days until Glastonbury or holding out until Bestival - whether it's the type of festival that plays no music at all, whether the weather is good or bad, all festival-goers will know only too well, you always need that perfect pair of good weather shoes on hand as well as your old faithful wellies. And there’s no need to compromise on style, or indeed comfort, when it comes to the perfect festival shoes – we all know just how crucial it is to tick both boxes.

If it’s to start your packing, or simply just to channel the trend, we’ve pulled together an edit of festival-ready footwear to see you through the whole summer...

The Women's Edit:

1. Coll Island - Fuschia                               

2. Hexton Glitz - Ice  Blue                     

3. Desert Kiltie -  Black                 

 4. Ledella Trail - Grenadine

 

5. Zelby Zest - Metallic                           

6. Cabaret  Scene - Tan                     

7. Desert Boot - Light Blue                

8. Marina Ramble - Mushroom

 

Buckles, studs and tassel details = instant edgy, festival detail staples. Flats in zesty shades, clashing-colour prints and glittery metallics, with chunky profiles and dual density cushioning - ideal for dusk-to-dawn dancing. Browse the full Cabaret collection for more festival footwear inspiration.

And all hail the Classic Desert Boot - spotted on famous feet nearly every summer. Easy to wear, versatile and unique, nails classic festival style every single time.

 

The Men's Edit:

1. Brinton Craft - Tobacco                       

2. Gosling Step - Multi colour               

3. Wallabee - Leaf                                   

4. Desert Boot - Brown

 

 5. Trigenic Flex - Teal                               

 6. Pennard Strap - Tan                                       

7. Gosling Walk - Grey

 

The most authentic Originals profiles couldn't be more ideal for festival season. The Desert Boot and the Wallabee both have a long-standing reputation, deemed as relevant now as the day they were designed for. Demonstrating casual yet impeccable style know-how, they're perfect for all types of festival. Plus they only get better with age, so they'll thank you for how much you'll end up walking in them...

Elsewhere look to thick stitch-down detailing, tobacco-tan leathers, loud, multi-colour canvas, cup soles and slip-ons for laid back, easy wearing.

 

So get the look, dance all night and love every minute. Celebrate freedom, enjoy the things you love. Feel good and look good doing them. Get lost in music, and embrace some Somerset magic...

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PostSomewhere In-between: Introducing the AW16 Pre-Collection

 

Although something still relatively new to Clarks as a brand, the concept of a ‘Pre-collection’ actually has a long, interesting history in the world of fashion.

Also known as a ‘Resort’ or ‘Cruise’ collection, the concept of the pre-collection was something that began in America. A line usually produced by high-end designers, in-between the expected twice-yearly spring and autumn collections.

 

After recognising this gap in the market, the ‘trans-seasonal’ wardrobe was born. The demand for beautiful, exclusive pieces, perfect for luxurious holidays to tropical climates were in high demand by the designer's richest clients. Jetting off to corners of the world that required a suitcase full of summer clothes, when the stores at home were filled with fur and winter boots - hence the coining of the name, ‘Resort’ collection.

These pieces would also usually be designed using shapes, colours, detailing and prints set to be big in the coming season. This uniqueness and exclusivity gained the designs a lot of attention and demand among the masses, resulting in other brands creating cheaper, replica pieces to stand up to newly derived demand – thus, a trend is born.

 

The idea of borrowing trends from a future season to wear now began to catch on amongst clothing designers and retailers. Clarks, maintaining their trail-blazing spirit, have just launched their third pre-collection line since AW15. This season’s boasts a selection of perfect summer silhouettes – wedding heels, holiday sandals, flats for warm office days as well as casual weekend run-arounds – ideal for now, but with enough style longitude to step you seamlessly in to autumn, and more importantly, your winter sun holiday.

 

The pre-collection range is always designed with a future season twist, adopting key colours and prints set to be big. Ideal for those wanting to keep ahead of the curve this season and in to the next. Just start counting those compliments - don't say we didn't warn you...

 

SHOP - Pre-Collection and New Arrivals

 

 
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PostHow to Wear: Tri Amanda

Pared-back style just got even easier. A pump adds the perfect base for simple, clean silhouettes and to catch this season’s athleisure trend we’ve given the Mary Jane a sports makeover – enter the fashion field, Tri Amanda.

Muted hues are a fashion must. Invest in a pair of navy culottes with a double D-ring fastening and add texture to your look with a neutral jumper featuring ribbed detail – effortless summer layering.

Modern innovation takes this style to a new level while our classic craftsmanship ensures comfort with it. Soft, subtle leathers and our Flex3 sole – what more could you ask for?

BUY - Tri Amanda, Off White Combi

SHOP - Womens Athleisure

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PostBlog Loving: She and Hem

Our thoroughly modern Millie friends from Bristol, She and Hem, are seriously adept at adding a retro twist to everyday looks. Take our new SS16 Clarks V&A collection. Jo and Victoria capture a 60s vibe yet keep it fresh, mixing up a mini skirt with a cute mustard print blouse and slingback style Swixties Pop, and an adorable vintage dress with the slipper cut, Swixties Ball.

Inspired by a decade that changed fashion forever, this new collection – designed with the world’s leading museum of art and design, the Victoria and Albert Museum – features updated 60s patterns and prints to create styles that say, that was then, this is now.

The She and Hem girls debuted theirs at London Fashion Week to do the shows. Back on the streets of ‘swinging’ London. Exactly where they belong.

SHOP - SS16 Clarks V&A

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PostBlog Loving: Dress Like A Mum

Not only does Dress Like A Mum blogger Zoë set out to inspire mamas and real women, she also ensures her adorable brood are kept looking sartorially tip top.

Stepping up to a sporty vibe, Zoë and her babies have been putting some of our SS16 athleisure looks to the test. Zoë’s 18 month old daughter stays deliciously girly in sugary shades and our Ath Shine Fst pump, while her little superhero son road tests Tri Scotty Inf, designed with Clarks Flex3 grooves in the sole to max out the natural movement of the foot. Both styles are cute, cool and ultra-comfy – perfect for full-on summer fun and adventures.

As ever, Zoë keeps her own spring summer survival kit totally on-trend. Whether ramping up her street style with leather leggings and a chunky chain or dressing down in denim, she rocks a sports-luxe trend in monochrome knit sneaker, Glove Glitter. Oversized slouchy bag Tarrington Bay adds a slice of this season’s must-have metallic to a girly outing. Perfect for stashing Mummy essentials.

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PostBlog Loving: Frey de Fleur

Catching a few rays of early spring sunshine, Freya of Frey de Fleur injects a twist of contemporary Parisian street chic to a style from our much-anticipated Clarks Christopher Raeburn collection.

Picked up as a Vogue preview for SS16, the collaboration fuses Raeburn’s urban utilitarian aesthetic with classic Clarks simplicity. Freya’s cute jacquard dress talks texture and works a chevron stripe, while her Raeburn Jungle Trek boot adds sports-luxe edge in delicious vanilla. It’s all about the detail in this everyday look – and Freya nails it.

BUY - Jungle Trek, White combi

SHOP - Clarks Christopher Raeburn

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PostBlog Loving: Being Erica

Metallic is having a moment – recent celebrity bridesmaids Lizzie and Georgia May Jagger both chose a delicate silver laced pump for their mother’s wedding, while silver shimmered down the runway for designer brands Gucci, Givenchy and Prada as they looked ahead to SS16.

Blogger Erica - of Being Erica – finds our silver metallic leather T-bar Taylor Palm a natural choice to add momentum to a monochrome outfit. Flattering and a touch retro fused with futuristic, Taylor Palm ticks key style boxes. 

Erica’s right – a T-bar does make the leg seem longer, emphasised by the slender cut and almond shaped toe. Easy to wear, this flat creates impact and elevates your everyday look.

Make like Erica and run a silver streak through your transitional spring wardrobe - gorgeous pink locks optional...

BUY - Taylor Palm, Silver leather

SHOP - Womens Flat Shoes

 

 
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PostHow to Wear: Glick Resseta

Athleisure is the trend of the moment and we’ve got some style inspiration that incorporates your wardrobe basics alongside one of our favourite transitional flats, Glick Resseta.

Keep it simple with a white tee tucked into a pair of high waisted, wide-legged trousers. Pocket detailing adds subtle interest, making this a flawless, smart casual SS16 look.

Sporty influences are key. Glick Resseta teams on-trend perforations in nude leather with a contrasting white EVA sole. Think breathable, a little brogue-ish and totally contemporary. We love Glick Resseta’s tailor-made transitional design.

BUY - Glick Resseta, Nude

SHOP - Womens Athleisure

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PostBlog Loving: Wild & Grizzly

Wild & Grizzly blogger Lori caught our attention recently with her warm and cosy winter uniform, perfectly accessorised by our Orinoco Club ankle boots.

A spin on the classic Chelsea they feature an earthy country streak. But Lori puts them to use in her home city of Bristol where she effortlessly does the school run then takes in Clifton Village’s sights and coffee shops for instant inspiration.

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PostBlog Loving: Lucie Loves

London Fashion Week AW16 has just wrapped, and amid the fashion pack whirl Lucie of fashion and lifestyle blog Lucie Loves took her Clarks Originals Phenia Carnaby onto the streets of Soho to people-watch.

Lucie blurs the line between smart and casual, teaming the Phenia Carnaby ankle boot with a glitter sock and a structured skater dress textured with graphic print and lustrous finish. She pulls the look together with a style staple, her cropped leather jacket.

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PostGoodhood X Clarks Originals

Shoreditch, London saw the launch of Goodhood’s first Clarks collaboration with two limited edition Wallabees. Both are available for women and men exclusively from Goodhood’s flagship store which cultivates the brand’s vision of cultural flow and experience rather than merely hopping aboard the trends of the fashion industry.

Jo Sindle, Goodhood’s Co-Founder says, “I grew up wearing Wallabees through the British Acid House era and it is a shoe I love. We focused on trying to stay true to the original and updating it with sympathetic details taking inspiration from the music videos of that era. The finished product is interesting but totally easy to wear and we know our customers are going to love them”.

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PostSS16 Clarks V&A

Inspired by the 1960s, Clarks and the Victoria and Albert Museum - the world’s leading museum of art and design - celebrate the decade that changed fashion forever.

INSPIRATION FROM THE SWINGING SIXTIES

We’ve been making shoes since 1825. Designing them too, setting trends and building a reputation as a world leader in footwear for every occasion. Our archive is unique and over the years our enduring sense of style has attracted collaborators including some of the best known names in fashion, art and design - most recently, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

Working closely with the V&A, we’ve updated 60s looks, patterns and prints to create a SS16 collection that says that was then, this is now. 

The 60s youthquake with its pop bands, photographers, hairdressers and Bambi-eyed models turned ‘swinging’ London into the centre of the universe and Britain into a fashion leader. The look was clean and young – babydoll mini-dresses worn with big lashes and even bigger hair. Men started to dress up, too - aping the Beatles in polo necks and natty little suits.

Shoes had a revolution of their own. Those minis demanded flatter styles and a million Mary Janes and sling-back pumps were born. While the boy’s skinny, ankle-skimming trousers called for equally skinny boots. Forty years later, Clarks has partnered with the V&A to turn these groovy styles into something new this season.

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PostClarks Originals Trigenic Flex

TRIGENIC FLEX

CRAFTED INNOVATION

Our latest innovation, the Trigenic Flex was inspired by the Clarks Hygienic range – a revolutionary Victorian concept that focused on the foot’s natural form.

Taking this concept further, the Trigenic Flex features a 3-part decoupled Vibram sole and an asymmetrical last and lacing system – giving the foot superior freedom of movement. With a hand whipstitched moccasin construction, it’s the perfect fusion of innovative technology and classic Clarks design. 

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PostClarks & The Art of Craft: Kerry Hooper

Established in 1825, we've got 190 years experience of making the finest quality shoes. Every now and again we like to introduce you to some of the people continuing our longstanding traditions in shoemaking craftmanship.

The last. It’s the foundation of what we do. Expertly crafted using super hard hornbeam wood that doesn’t shrink, expand or warp, it’s the last that determines the shape of a finished shoe. Exactly measured, lovingly sanded, filed to a perfectly smooth finish – the last dictates how a shoe will feel, how comfortable it will be to wear. Kerry Hooper was our first female last-maker – a milestone in Clarks history considering we’ve been making the wooden models since 1825. One of our Last Modellists, Kerry hones her skills everyday as a master lastcrafter – working with, and learning from, the best in the industry. Every single one of our styles has its own last. Each one handmade in Street, Somerset. Each one a thing of humble, refined beauty.

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PostHow to Wear: Chinaberry Fun

Keeping it short and sweet, we bring you our favourite way to wear this season’s retro beauty, Chinaberry Fun.

Soft, wide cut culottes walk off the runway and effortlessly into your work wardrobe. A simple V-neck tee creates a neutral base while the new essential bomber jacket in pretty pastel adds the perfect cover up. Fresh, feminine, yet gently tailored.

Proportion is everything with Chinaberry Fun – the toe is just square enough, the heel is just blocky enough and the vintage inspired trim stays just right. For subtle edge add a glittery sock – as recommended by December blog guest, Meryl Fernandes.

BUY – Chinaberry Fun

SHOP - Womens Workwear

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