French fashion house Maison Martin Margiela gives all-American Converse kicks an avant-garde makeover for fall. The first-time collaboration features Chuck Taylor All Stars and Jack Purcell sneakers, each completely hand-painted in Margiela’s iconic white paint. Covering all canvas, eyelets, laces and soles, they naturally crack and shed their outer coat of paint to reveal the original colors beneath.
“The collection perfectly embodies each brand’s spirit of individuality and and self-expression unifying Converse and Margiela’s conviction of unleashing creativity,” says Matt Sleep, Converse senior first string designer. The styles (SRP $200) are available in four color ways based on heritage colors from the Converse archives: red, black, navy and Margiela-exclusive vintage yellow, and are lined in premium off-white leather.