Converse presents for this Fall 2012, a limited edition in collaboration with the renowned French artist, hotelier and entrepreneur André Saraiva night.
I have always liked Converse, although when "I quit" puberty stopped using them daily. It is always around in my head to make an investment in some and adapt them to my daily life ... maybe this is a great excuse! (PVP: 110€).
Two designs of the mythical All Star that include the model "Love”, which refers to the Hôtel Amour who founded in the French capital, y “Purple”, as a nod to his friend Oliver Zahm, editor-in-chief of Purple Magazine.
World famous, Saraiva began to gain notoriety as graffiti artist in the late nineties thanks to his simple and fresh style. He turned his character "Mr. A”In identity seal, invading the streets of Paris with a striking fuchsia color and ended up conquering the world of art and moda. Thanks to his artistic endeavors he met Oliver Zahm, editor-in-chief of the French magazine Purple Magazine, who became a friend and frequent collaborator of Saraiva. Además, Saraiva founded the famous nightclubs ‘Le Baron’, known worldwide for incredibly mixing fashion, art and nightlife.
"The collaboration was about family. I thought it would be fun to work with people I like like Oliver Zahm", Saraiva says. "I chose the Chuck Taylor All Star because they are the ones I used when I was 13 years and the inspiration is classic with touches of night.”
Collaboration is part of the Converse First String program, a limited edition product line that celebrates craftsmanship and authenticity. The collection will be available from September 2012 at Conv Premium outletsbe worldwide.
“The Chuck Taylor All Stars have been associated with artists for decades and are more than just a blank canvas., they are a style icon”, dice Magnus Wedhammar, Footwear General Manager de Converse. “We are excited to collaborate with André Saraiva, who effortlessly combines style and art in such an inspiring way”.
The André for Chuck Taylor All Star Collection combines ultra-premium details in the classic silhouette, of the raw color more vintage. Both models have natural canvas and sheepskin lining inside. En esta edición el icónico "Monsieur A" from Saraiva is sealed inside the tongue . Además, for the design "Purple", a custom patch has been placed by Saraiva, on the opposite side of the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star ankle patch. As a final seal, the "Love" model has a pink sole and laces in the same color, and for the "Purple" model in purple, in addition to an extra set of laces to match the shoes for both models.