“Timberland® CONSTRUCT:10061 is a one-of-a-kind collaboration with ConceptKicks. Every six months a team of the best footwear innovators and creators from around the world rethink every step of our bootmaking process. We opened the doors to our Dominican Republic home and teamed the designers with our skilled craftspeople. Together they’re shaping our products and processes for the future.” – CONSTRUCT:10061.com
Curating a group of super talented designers from across the globe, ranging from London to Shanghai, designers Kitty Shukman, Gaspard Turbant, Aristotle “Ari” Escobar, Jeff Staple, Dominic Ciambrone, Ziv Lee, Santi Zoraidez, Solene Roure, and myself joined forces with Timberland’s Alex Dardinski, Nate Estabrook, Chris Mondelli, Dawn Mozina, Ashley Brown, Tadd Smith, Jeff Lynch, Ulitmakers Luis Rodriguez and the incredibly skilled craftsmen at Timberland’s Plant 11 Factory in the Dominican Republic for our second edition of CONSTRUCT:10061.
This time the focus was around the theme of “Hybrid Craft”. What this essentially meant was, how could we utilize the hand sewn elements of signature Timberland products (eg, Moc Stitch) and reinterperate them in a more contemporary, hiker style aesthetic while crafting them out of recycled materials/sustainable innovations (Leather Weave, Mushroom Leather etc…). Having the ability to also 3D print sole units at the event really added a whole new element to this years project.
An intense few days of shoe desiging and creating culminated in us creating over 80+ compelling concepts in just under four days, which we’ll be sharing with you over the coming weeks.
Stay tuned for any updates via CONSTRUCT:10061 Instagram page.
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