Converse taps three emerging designers to create new collection

Images via Converse
Words by Maeve Kerr-Crowley

Three heads are better than one.

Converse sees itself a lot like a blank canvas, ready to be adapted to a wearer’s individual style.

In this spirit of transformation, the brand has given three emerging designers the chance to put their own spin on iconic Converse silhouettes.

Faith Connexion, Koché, and Feng Chen Wang were all tapped to update different pieces for the release. The resulting collection is the largest the brand has ever offered, spanning both footwear and women’s apparel.

Feng Cheng Wang tackles the label’s basketball roots, slapping a youthful, feminine coat of paint on the classic Chuck Taylor and ERX styles. Both the sneakers and accompanying clothing feature a bubble-gum pink palette, ‘girl power’ branding and unconventional layering details.

The One Star and hybrid silhouette Run Star are reimagined by Faith Connexion with an attitude-heavy, utilitarian look. Camo and graffiti prints are contrasted with retro-inspired textiles and pops of bright yellow and blue.

Finally, Koché’s high fashion aesthetic enters a sportier, more playful territory with the use of bold jewel tones and a patchwork treatment. As well as streetwear, you’ll find eccentric updates on Converse’s Jack Purcell and Mary Rina styles.

REIMAGINED drops April 26, with all footwear and a limited apparel line available online for Aussie customers.


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