Converse presents their new collection with an artistic kickoff.
Launched this past Friday, the Converse Spring ’14 All Star Collection was clearly made for the creative at heart. Featuring platforms, tie-dye, and the recreation of the ’72 All Star Chucks, Converse has designed sneakers that coincide perfectly with the pattern and bold color trends this Spring.
A special media event was held in New York City recently in celebration of the collection’s launch, more specifically the Chuck Taylor All Star ’70. Graffiti artist Queen Andrea spoke on three different murals she created for the brand at said event. Her murals are part of a bigger collective entitled “Sneakers Clash,” a 16-city display of art on miscellaneous buildings throughout the world, as well as NYC, Boston, and San Francisco. In February, Converse began hosting “Wall Of Clash,” an interactive event where fans of local street artists get to suggest what they paint at various locations. They also took it to social media with “Photo Clash,” where Twitter fans can submit images that will be picked and recreated by the artists, and will then be shown at select Converse retailers. “Designed to disrupt and clash against a gray world,” expect to see more murals in Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin, Prague, Warsaw, Zagreb, Belgrade, Istanbul, Thessaloniki, Cairo, Beirut, Cape Town and Johannesburg in the coming weeks. See what they created in London so far below:
This is all a great look for the Converse brand- the other murals are sure to look amazing. As far as the sneakers that inspired all of this, you can check them all out on the following pages, and buy them here. Get a more detailed description of the kicks below straight from the Converse site:
CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR PLATFORM PLUS
An all-new silhouette, the Chuck Taylor All Star Platform Plus takes the iconic sneaker to new heights adding a feminine touch to a sporty silhouette. With over two inches of a concealed wedge, the Chuck Taylor All Star Platform Plus gives your feet a dramatic burst of bold of color. Available Colors:Black, Diva Pink, Nightshade, White. Suggested Retail Price: $80 USD
CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR TIE-DYE
The Chuck Taylor All Star Tie-Dye celebrates color to the fullest, showcasing an explosion of color in high-top and low-top styles. New marbleized tie-dyes in bright colors are seen throughout the collection for a vibrant festival going look. Available Colors: Black/White, Nightshade/White, Black/White, Nightshade/White, Mesange/White, Dozar Blue/Ensign Blue/Puritan Gray, Red/Radio Blue/Black, Graphite/Old Silver/Oyster Gray. Suggested Retail Price: $55-60 USD
CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR ’70
The new Converse All Star Chuck ’70 is released with two of the first prints ever seen on a Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker, with striking camouflage and zebra patterns. The new Converse All Star Chuck ’70 will also be available in six of the original 1972 colors in high and ox silhouettes, all featuring heavy grade canvas uppers, a smaller toe box, reinforced canvas heel strips, premium nickel hardware, thick cotton laces and a cushioned sockliner for added comfort. Available Colors: Camouflage Print, Zebra Print, Sunflower Yellow, Black, Heritage Blue, Crimson, True Navy, Parchment. Suggested Retail Price: $80 – $90 USD
-Kairi C. (@_findingforever)