Yogi x Nigel Cabourn collaboration to launch next month
Yogi footwear has announced a collaboration with cult British designer Nigel Cabourn, launching on 1 December, 2021, though it actually forms part of Yogi’s SS22 collection.
The environmentally-friendly range features military inspired leather and suede shoes that “fuse the ethos behind both brands”.
Cabourn said: “Yogi and I agreed that this collection should reflect both brands and we were really interested in creating a range that combines Yogi’s earth shoe with Cabourn’s military influence.
“Inspired by US military landing craft, this clever Yogi design imitates the feeling of feet sinking into sand, so I wanted the concept for this collection to focus around the beach, as immediately I thought about the D-Day landings and the beach landing crafts of WWII.
“The shape of the Yogi Finn II reminded me instantly of those crafts, so it was a perfect starting point. The range is made up of three beautifully constructed colour ways, each inspired by the colour of the uniforms worn by the allies during D-Day.
“By teaming up with Yogi, they allowed me to create a collection using raw materials such as vegetable tanned leathers and part recycled crepe outsoles, creating great environmentally friendly shoes. These modern silhouettes feature a mix of leather and suede and are perfect for beach and city life.”
Turning his design eye for detail to footwear, it’s the latest Nigel Cabourn collaboration collection to be announced, swiftly following last week’s Umbro x Nigel Cabourn sportwear collection launch. The Yogi x Nigel Cabourn "Finn II" style is set to retail at £170, and will be sold on the websites of both brands.