Every so often, a brand comes out with a new collaboration that totally and completely works. There's no question whether the two aesthetics will fit or if it's a cohesive end product; everything comes together in just the right way. Of course, there are always naysayers and critics. But every once in a blue moon a collection comes along that you just know very few people will dislike. For 2015, it's pretty safe to say that Converse's Spring 2015 All Star Andy Warhol collection will be that collaboration.
Even with Converse's recent comeback in the fashion world, it's true that All Stars or Chuck's aren't everyone's cup of tea. And that's totally fine, of course—what fashion item is for everyone? That would be pretty boring, no? Despite this, I think it's still safe to say that few could disagree with the effortlessness of this collaboration. It works. Completely.
The new collection features some of Warhol's most famous work (Campbell's soup can, anyone?) on classic pairs of Converse All Stars, plus some apparel for both men and women. Even better? A portion of the proceeds from all sales go directly to the Andy Warhol Foundation, a non-profit aimed to support experimental and innovative artists.
According to Converse All Start Design Director Damion Silver, the goal of the partnership is to celebrate and foster innovative artistic expression "that's intrinsic to both Converse and Andy Warhol." From a press release by the brand:
“Andy Warhol famously created art inspired by American pop culture icons, and was a pioneer in utilizing the Chuck Taylor All Star as a blank canvas for his work. From this shared creative history grew our collaboration with Warhol," Silver said.
The collection ranges from the classic Converse All Star shoe and Warhold's famous Campbell's soup design to more creative combinations of Converse styles paired with Warhol iconography. The goods are available for purchase in store and online as of February 7 and will range in price from $35 to $95.
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