A few months ago, Converse announced their collaboration with fashion designer Jun Takahashi, creator of the Undercover brand as part of the “Order Disorder” collection. This time around, the duo have announced their second Chuck 70 collection for the Converse X Undercover range, “New Warriors.”
The latest collection formed part of Converse’s Spring/Summer 19 show, which was showcased during the Paris Fashion Week. The design concepts were inspired by high-fashion elegance crossed with modern rebellion, as it reimagines the classic Chuck 70 silhouette. The look is also based largely on the quintessential “Japanese cool” aesthetic, as has been the underlying inspiration through all the Undercover design elements as part the maxim, “We Make Noise Not Clothes.”
The two silhouettes from the New Warriors collection feature a mix of materials and cuts, with two distinct colourways for the Chuck 70. Takahashi, once again, emphasises his obsession with the disruptive nature of fashion, exploring the tension through the release, which has been inspired by opposing style tribes, as seen in ’70s cult film, The Warriors.
The design elements include a boot zipper in between the unique lace-up structure with metal accents. The Chuck 70 features its traditional Chuck ankle patch on the inner side, with an embroidered “NW” patch on the lateral sides – an abbreviation for New Warriors, with the full title printed on the tonal toecap. The insole features the Converse, Jun Takahashi and Undercover logos in contrasting print.
The latest Converse X Undercover collection is available at Converse Sandton, Jack Lemkus and Shelflife stores and retails for R1,599.95.