The fusion of high fashion with our favourite sneaker brands always manages to deliver and the latest collaboration sees Converse join forces with avant garde French fashion house, Maison Martin Margiela. As part of Converse First String this limited edition collection celebrates craftsmanship, authenticity and collaboration at the highest level.
The first time collaboration features the Chuck Taylor All Star and Jack Purcell silhouettes, which are each completely hand painted in Maison Martin Marigiela’s iconic white paint. Coating the entire upper, eyelets, laces and soles, the paint will naturally crack with wear to reveal the original colours beneath.
Founded in 1988, Maison Martin Margiela is a fashion house that often sits outside the conventional fashion framework. An architect of fashion, the collections are well known for reinventing silhouettes, modifying shapes and changing the original use and movement of garments.
Their identity aligns perfectly with Converse’s philosophy of being a platform for creativity. “The Maison has always been obsessed with white; it is used as a layer to give an incognito feeling. A sort of poetry, with the passage of time, the shoe asserts itself” says Maison Martin Margiela.
These unique styles will be available in 4 colour ways from Converse’s archives; red, black, navy and Margiela exclusive vintage yellow and are all lined in premium off-white leather.
This pack will only be available in store at Selfridges London, from 20th September 2013.