Link to "teaser" video
On April 6th 2023, legendary Finnish sportswear brand Karhu and British contemporary clothing company
Universal Works come together for a collaborative project, part of Universal Works’ ongoing Future Friendship series.
This meeting of minds celebrates Karhu’s heritage and the Universal Works philosophy of working with like-minded partners who share their authentic vision of peace, love and, in this case - sole!
Universal Works have shaken up the narrative by bringing an upside down, inverted illumination of what it means to combine activewear with traditional shapes and silhouettes. The iconic Karhu M-logo has been used throughout, but flipped to give a nod to the ‘W’ in Universal Works. Its origins stem from the word ‘Mestari’ - the Finnish word for ‘champion’. Feeling like a winner in the clothes and shoes we’re wearing is never a bad thing.
The collection features re-imagined versions of the classic Mestari Control and Trampas footwear styles in supersoft suede and nylon, as well as a compact clothing capsule that includes a bunch of super easy-to-wear sporty separates. There’s a lightweight running jacket alongside jersey pieces including a dual branded T-shirt and a beefy loopback cotton crewneck Sweatshirt and shorts in two colourways - all printed with the Future Friendship/UW and Karhu logos.
A muted colour palette keeps the collaboration feeling unified. Keeping to a Navy, Ecru and Khaki vibe
guarantees these pieces will be easily integrated into existing wardrobes.
Again, a collaboration of brands that fits perfectly with our philosophy that we believe in and strive for at Walther.
All items will be available in our shop from 6 April 12.00 CET and can be ordered on-line