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 â€œthingsâ€ grows stronger as we get older. We dress as a means of self-expression. We buy objects â€“ however mundane they might be â€“ 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 â€œin search of the new, weird, and wonderful.â€ 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. â€œGlossâ€ 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 â€“ to mix and match as desired