Rachel Comey launched in 2001, the label started out as menswear-only since evolving into a full scale label with a genuine focus. The label first gained popularity when David Bowie adorned a Rachel Comey shirt on Letterman and the designer’s work was featured in the 2002 Whitney Biennial. Inspired by vintage clothing and footwear, with a tendency towards rock and roll this brings us to this latest creation.
Having seen numerous labels interpret the Clark’s Wallabee, there have obviously been some better than others. The style has a long heritage especially in Britain through the Mod scene, while many other sub culture’s have also adapted the look. Rachel Comey’s take on the silhouette is quite distinctive, featuring a high quality leather upper on a white mid-sole which is defined by the green outsole. While all the usual elements of the Clark’s Wallabee are in tact you cannot avoid what Comey has added is a welcoming touch.
Available now from Forward.
Thanks to LimitedHype for the heads up.