Sebago with Universal Works

Universal Works returns for spring-summer 2020 with a new capsule collection in partnership with American footwear stalwarts Sebago®.

Featuring three contemporary boating shoes as well as two canvas pieces, the collaboration sees the creation of this Native American culturally inspired capsule – carrying a contemporary and creative feel combined with both simplicity and comfort.

The Portland boat shoes, which come in a vibrant straw yellow as well as white/grey and brown, have been re-mastered by Universal World founder David Keyte using the art of contrasting fabrics and colours to create a ‘beautiful mistake’. The shoes are made in suede leather, featuring fringes at the base of the tongue as well as thick visible stitching.

The two new canvas shoes, one a version of the Jack slip-ons and the other, the John boating sneakers, are also from the Sebago® Docksides collection. The first including vibrant colours in homage to the weaves and patterns of blankets made by natives in New Mexico; the other produced with the “Ikat” technique – a dyeing process inherited from the pre-Columbian population of Peru.