Central Saint Martins Students Redesign the Birkenstock

As Wallpaper* notes, the comfort provided by Birkenstock’s ergonomic “Arizona” sandal led it to be one of the most shopped footwear items of 2020. As the German brand eyes an acquisition by LVMH, Birkenstock releases the results of their two-year collaboration with the BA Fashion History & Theory and MA Fashion courses at London’s acclaimed fashion education institution, Central Saint Martins. What began as an …

Apolis Middle East Project

A new film about how making leather sandals united two people across the Israeli-Palestinian border

Released today, the new Middle East Project film from Apolis tells a story linking Los Angeles to Tel Aviv and across the border to Hebron. When third-generation shoemaker Shlomy Azolay met David Shlachter while surfing in Tel Aviv their conversation revealed something surprising in common: Apolis. Shlachter is a friend of Apolis founders Shea and Raan Parton and was in the busy Israeli city working …