A one-of-a-kind design

Based in the US, ONE School aims to challenge the lack of diversity in advertising by
giving Black creatives free access to some of the industry’s best talent. The initiative helps
students create world-class portfolios – a crucial first step in launching advertising careers.
What’s more, ONE School connects students with mentors, building a strong, supportive
network to empower a whole new generation.

Whats the purpose of this collab?

As part of Clarks Original 2022 New York campaign, they partnered with ONE School, offering 60 students a one-of-a-kind design opportunity. The brief? Put their own New York City-
inspired spin on the iconic Wallabee Boot. Clarks Original then tasked their in-house team of shoe designers with selecting the winner – no easy feat given the incredible creativity on

Who’s the name behind the design?

Tola Oseni

So, who did they pick? The name to know is Tola Oseni, a designer and art director, whose
winning design is as playful as it is wearable. From the quirky, colourful motif and fobs
which pay homage to the city’s five boroughs to the screen-printed slogans that adorn
the inside, Tola’s energetic reimagining of the Wallabee adds a nonchalant twist to our
much-loved profile.

Cool yet considered, Tola’s take on the challenge perfectly captures the spirit of The Big
Apple, and Clarks Original was so excited to bring her vision to life. As part of this programme, Clarks are sponsoring places for future students at One School for them to build their portfolios and making a contribution to Tola as further support in the development of her career.

White Multi  

Eye-catching embroidery on classic white suede together with a colourful sole make Tola
Oseni’s Wallabee Boot pop – with hidden details like NYC screen printing inside
enhancing its playful appeal.

Vibrant multi-coloured embroidery on this Wallabee Boot’s heel and collar illustrates the
boroughs of New York City.

Black Multi 

From its vivid embroidered collar and NYC heel to a contrast signature rubber crepe sole,
Tola Oseni’s bold Wallabee design perfectly captures New York’s dynamism. Each pair is
completed with five unique fobs, one to represent each borough.

NYC’s five boroughs are brought to life via beautiful, striking gold embroidery on this
boot’s soft black suede vamp.

Tonal New York lettering on the supple white suede vamp subtly honours Clarks’ long-
standing connection with the city.

Shop this collection online at Stuarts London.

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