Converse x JW Anderson Toy Collection is Here – July 19
At some point in our youth, we stop playing with toys. But the obsession we have with “things” grows stronger as we get older. We dress as a means of self-expression. We buy objects – however mundane they might be – because they deliver happiness into our lives. Some collect sneakers. Some collect Pez. And some, like Jonathan Anderson, collect art.
The Converse x JW Anderson Chuck 70 Toy is the exuberant result of this life-long obsession.
Anderson has said, the creative process is a giant patchwork of information and imagery “in search of the new, weird, and wonderful.” As the designer continues his collaboration with Converse, he applies this process to, and his passion for art and craft, to the mainstay in fashion and style, the iconic Chuck.
A brilliant combination of textures inform the design of the Chuck 70. “Gloss” in the form of patent leather, an exuberant application of color, and laces that mimic the stucco of San Francisco, make even the most youthful of sneakers, feel toy-like.
But maybe, after all, the Chuck is art.
Chuck 70 Hi – $200 CAD
Kumquat/cherry/red blue radiance
Chuck 70 Ox – $190 CAD
Heron/coral pink/blazing yellow
Pink mist/barley volt/antiqua sand
Gradient patent leather upper
Oversized eyelets and laces
Translucent color sole and foxing tape
Pop outsole color
Two sets of fuzzy wide laces – to mix and match as desired