by John Russel Jones

Bespoke heritage footwear styles by Southern California-based global lifestyle brand UGG were sent down the runway at the British label Wales Bonner (recent winner of the 2023 BFC/GQ Designer Fashion Fund) Spring/Summer 2024 show at Paris Fashion Week Men’s last week.

Showcased on several of the show’s runway models, the UGG sheepskin Ascot slipper rounded out an offering for restful interludes that boasted hand-embroidered clear quartz crystals in line with Wales Bonner luxury codes and emphasis on handcraft. The custom Ascot slippers featured in the Wales Bonner Spring/Summer 2024 show were created exclusively for the runway and, sadly for the rest of us,  will not be for sale.

The Wales Bonner Spring/Summer 2024 collection is an ode to long journeys and life missions, a celebration of soulful pursuits and inspired movement. With both brands prioritizing craftsmanship and long-lasting quality, the capsule collection is featured alongside hand-making techniques honed over generations, including intricate detailing, hand-embroidered designs, and fabrics woven by artisans.