Birkenstock sure do love a little collaboration! And why wouldn't they when they are always so good? This time around, the clog icon has joined forces with Opening Ceremony to celebrate the work of surrealist icon, René Magritte for a new Birkenstock X Opening Ceremony marriage.
The Belgian icon was known best for his subversive work that played on perceptions of reality, which is why some of his most famous works, The Empire of Lights (1954) and The False Mirror (1929), have been applied onto the ever iconic Birkenstock Boston clog.
Together with Opening Ceremony, Birkenstock captures surrealist imagery by playing with shapes and morphed sizes that lend to the feel of the intention.
We are thrilled to be teaming up with @birkenstock to celebrate the birth month of Belgian artist René Magritte with a limited edition capsule that features two of his most iconic works, “L’Empire des Lumières” [The Empire of Lights] (1954) and “Le Faux Miroir” [The False Mirror] (1929)." Opening Ceremony’s Carol Lim and Humberto Leon shared in a statement.
"We founded Opening Ceremony with the goal of celebrating creativity in all forms. Partnering again with the Magritte Foundation to rework the Birkenstock Boston clogs is a testament to our commitment to supporting the arts,” They wrote. “As long-time admirers of René Magritte’s surrealist works, we couldn’t be more excited about reinterpreting L’Empire des Lumières and Le Faux Miroir for Birkenstock.”
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For those who aren't familiar with the works, one of the clogs features two open eyes where the iris' reflect the sky, while the other features a street view with a single lamp post. The street is dark, the lamp on, but the sky is blue.