Following the success of last week’s collaboration for the Converse X Comme des Garçons collection, Converse has partnered with artist and photographer, Shaniqwa Jarvis for an all-new collection. The goal of the Converse x Shaniqwa Jarvis collab is a simple one – be as real as possible.
Jarvis is well known for her truth in her art through intimate details in everything. Her images tell personal stories through the lens of her camera, as she continues to document her life through photography since her youth. Her collaboration with Converse is a tribute to her late father’s vibrant dress style, which features an original vibrant floral image that was inspired by a recent trip she took to Mexico.
Selected for this Converse x Shaniqwa Jarvis drop is the Chuck Taylor CX, a sneaker that has taken a 100-year classic and brought it into the future with a modern twist. With this collaboration, the modern touches receive another fresh take, with a unique authenticity and personal story within the silhouette. The CX stretch canvas features the vibrant floral print, creating a high-top sneaker. Known for challenging the status quo her entire career, this unisex sneaker is testament to her drive for challenging the social norms.
The sneaker features the print on a base white upper and “teaberry” colour on the canvas upper. The underpart of the sole is created from the CV foam midsole, along with a new outsole designed for flexibility and durability.
In addition to the sneaker, the Converse X Shaniqwa Jarvis collection also features a hoodie with the same print on the back. The midweight pullover is made of cotton with an all-over black colourway.
The Converse X Shaniqwa Jarvis Chuck Taylor CX and accompanying hoodie is available at Shelflife, as well as online at converse.co.za.
The Chuck Taylor CX retails for R1,599.95, with the hoodie priced at R999.95.