Converse are building a up a formidable Armada of designer collaboration with John Varvatos, Comme des Garcons and Missoni all within their portfolio. Adding to their ranks is Maison Martin Margiela, the mysterious, press and camera shy Belgian designer, known for reinventing and reinterpreting classics for both mens and womenswear.
Founded in 1988, Maison Martin Margiela is a fashion house which has always followed its own path, often outside the conventions of fashion trends. Margiela’s collections are known for reinventing volumes, modifying shapes, and changing the original use and movement of garments, derailing the classic notions of fashion through recycling, transformation and reinterpretation.
The first Converse Maison Martin Margiela collaboration features the Chuck Taylor All Star and the Jack Purcell sneakers, each completely hand-painted in Maison Martin Margiela’s iconic white paint. Covering all canvas, eyelets, laces and soles, they naturally crack and shed their outer coat of paint to reveal the original colours beneath, working to the maxim of, getting better with age.
The styles are available in four colour ways based on heritage colors from the Converse archives: red, black, navy, and Margiela-exclusive vintage yellow, and are lined in premium off-white leather. Ohhh but remember when buying them, they are all white.