La Vie en Gray

Birkenstock collaborates with haute couture maison Dior to reinvent two iconic models that pay homage to Monsieur Dior.

Dior by BIRKENSTOCK with the Dior Oblique motif

It’s the perfect marriage of French refinement and German technology. For the Dior Men’s Winter 2022-2023 collection designed by Kim Jones, Dior teamed up with Birkenstock for the first time, unveiling two reinvented iconic models. The Birkenstock Tokio mules and Milano sandals with their anatomically-shaped cork latex footbed are respectively dressed in felt and suede, tinted with the colours of the season and the ever-present Dior Gray. As a tribute to Monsieur Dior’s passion for the art of gardening, they have a functional style thanks to rubber details and industrial buckles, the emblematic feature of the Saddlebag. The result of a unique creative dialogue, the soles of these objects of desire combine the Dior Oblique motif with the German brand’s signature Bone pattern.

Dior by BIRKENSTOCK Tokio mules with embroidered flowers

As a final surprise, an exceptional version of the Tokio embroidered with delicate flowers by the Vermont ateliers completes the show’s couture silhouettes, a new symbol of Christian Dior’s love of nature. A contemporary ode to function and elegance, reflecting several areas of expertise.

Dior by BIRKENSTOCK Milano sandals


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