Converse x Fragment Chuck ’70


Converse has again partnered with fragment design, Head Designer Hiroshi Fujiwara – this time, joining forces for a premium collection on the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 silhouette. Aptly named the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 x fragment design “Tuxedo Pack,” the defining feature across the four styles is an upper made of premium suiting twill to mirror that of a tuxedo.

As Hiroshi mentioned about the design inspiration, the collaboration this time offers “the sneakers that go with your tuxedo and dress”. Additional nods to the men’s formal wear staple include a satin heel and a singular black stripe on the lace aglet, representing the sneaker equivalents of both a tuxedo lapel and bow tie. For a “hers” option, the white colorway features subtle lace detailing on the heel stay, mimicking the material of a wedding gown. Other product attributes that round out the collection include a co-branded sock liner and license plate, as well as a canvas interior paying a nod to Converse’s heritage.

Self-described as a “cultural DJ,” Hiroshi Fujiwara is synonymous with sophisticated style and cool. Already regarded as the Godfather of Harajuku – a Tokyo neighborhood he is credited for transforming through this work in youth culture and streetwear – Hiroshi continues to define youth culture worldwide., this latest collaboration between Converse and Hiroshi is no expectation, fusing sophistication and craftsmanship with everyday streetwear sensibility.

The new Converse x fragment design collection is available in Striped, Black, Grey and White colorways. The sneakers will launch on February 16, 2017, at Converse retail stores, third party retailers and on Converse.com




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