The amazingly talented Jorja Smith is getting her own footwear collab! No, it’s not with Nike, even though the singer-songwriter has starred in a handful of campaigns for the Swoosh over the years. The collaboration is a strictly British affair as Smith teams up with UK-based Clarks Originals.
Smith has chosen Clarks’ Desert Nomad silhouette as the canvas for this project, though it has been reinterpreted as a mule for easier on-and-off. Materials-wise, the silhouette’s traditional upper has also been revamped, now featuring a more sustainable Sciarada EVOLO suede. The mule features Jorja Smith branding on the footbed and hangtag and comes in a specially branded box.
“Clarks means so much to so many different groups of people – I’m excited to have the opportunity to add to that legacy,” says Jorja Smith. “I wanted to work on a profile that’s different but, most importantly, wearable. Overall my style is simple and laid-back, and the shoes reflect that. They’re comfortable and casual but with a lot of individuality.”
The Jorja Smith x Clarks Desert Nomad Mule will be available starting Saturday, October 21st on the Clarks website and at select retailers. The black colorway will be available worldwide, while an all-white colorway will drop exclusively via END. Clothing. Check out the campaign imagery below.
Jorja Smith x Clarks Desert Nomad Mule
Release Date: October 21, 2023
Price: $190 USD