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J.W. Anderson Reinvents The Classic Converse Chuck Taylor

Itís going to be a long-term partnership.

BY editors | Jun 16, 2017 | Shoes

Just a few months ago, J. W. Anderson announced his collaboration with Uniqlo. Then yesterday, at Pitti Uomo in Florence, the London-based designer revealed that he will be in a long-term partnership with Converse. Yes, more from our favourite designer!

Anderson tells Business of Fashion, “I’ve been wearing Converse for years and years, so when they approached me I couldn’t turn it down because it’s something that I wear... Converse or Uniqlo serve an incredible purpose to me. They are universal and I would love J.W. Anderson to be that universal, but we don’t have that [production] volume.”

 

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"This collection is a break off. We’re going where we’ve never been,” Anderson explains. “I want people to feel that they are part of a global picture and not just a kid on the runway. I keep perceiving myself to be young, but the more I do, I realise [the brand] is a part of a global picture. A fashion show is a very tiny part of the content. This was the best way to say that’s ‘done’ for me."

 

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His reinventions of the Converse classics will be unisex (all Converse shoes are, anyway) where the first collection features wave detailing, J.W. Anderson lettering, bold colours, frays and glitters.

More details about the collection soon.