Opposites Attract In Converse And JW Andersonâ€™s Collaborative GLITTER_GUTTER Collection
Converse and JW Anderson exist at opposite ends of the fashion spectrum. The space between JW Andersonâ€™s forward-thinking design and the iconic, made-for-everyone Converse sneaker allows the two to celebrate and explore the provocative, daring space of their opposing ideas and complementary ideals. For instance, the unisex collection intentionally dances across the lines of whatâ€™s traditionally considered masculine and feminine through bold colors, glam glitter and elevated details across classic Converse styles.
â€œGLITTER_GUTTER stemmed from the idea of breaking iconic silhouettes with something unexpected,â€ says designer Jonathan Anderson. â€œTaking the glitter out of context and wearing it with a pair of washed chinos, for example.â€
To create this tension where past and future meet, Anderson brought pop art contrast, vintage-inspired details and unexpected materials â€“ along with his personal love for Converse â€” to the collectionâ€™s three attention-getting silhouettes. As a key piece of Andersonâ€™s personal look, it was only fitting that the Chuck â€™70 became the collection’s core silhouette. Additional silhouettes include the Thunderbolt and the Ballet.
These sneakers are the first in a multi-seasonal collaboration between Converse and JW Anderson and will be available exclusively at www.ssense.com and www.converse.ca on December 14th for $180.00 – $200.00 CAD