Rick Owens Unveils an Exclusive Collaboration with Birkenstock

Rick Owens Unveils an Exclusive Collaboration with Birkenstock

The designer is teaming up with the brand to launch three new shoes and a mobile pop-up space in Los Angeles.

The designer is teaming up with the brand to launch three new shoes and a mobile pop-up space in Los Angeles.

Text: Danielle Combs

Being the designer that he is, Rick Owens is never one to shy away from disrupting the norm. So it’s evident why the creative mastermind is now teaming up with Birkenstock, the German footwear brand known for their unfashionable yet effortlessly cool shoes.

Starting on April 17, Birkenstock will have a traveling mobile pop-up space, The Box, which will be parked outside the Rick Owens store in Los Angeles on La Brea Avenue. The project marks the first time Birkenstock has had a designer collaborate on a retail space. To commemorate the traveling space, Owens has reimagined three classic Birkenstock styles in four different iterations, including longhair cow fur, felt, and leather. Additionally, the pop-up will also feature all of the covetable essentials from the brand’s main line and select Rick Owens ready-to-wear pieces, furniture and accessories.

The Rick Owens-fied Birkenstocks will be available for pre-order on April 2, and for purchase on Rick Owens and Birkenstock e-commerce sites on April 17. Click through the slideshow to see the pop-up space and Rick Owens-designed shoes.

Rick Owens, Birkenstock

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