The second collaborative capsule from Converse and TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloist. takes inspiration from the storied Jack Purcell, which originally released in 1933 and, despite its smiley face bumper, has a bit of a rebellious streak.
The sneakers’ dual character — part sport classic, part cultural classic — is conveyed by Takahiro Miyashita’s employment of a mismatched “Stars and Bars” graphics canvas (a print originally introduced by Converse in 1991) and a vertical utility zipper framed by asymmetrical lacing. It is an appropriately respectful yet defiant approach to transforming the silhouette, fully in keeping with Takahiro’s ingenuity.
Look for the TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloist x Converse Jack Purcell Collection to release alongside a collection of apparel on May 23rd via Converse.com and TheSoloist’s pop-up shop in New York City (165 Hudson Street) running through July 28th. Prices range from $75 USD to $400 USD.
TAKAHIROMIYASHITA The Soloist x Converse
Release Date: May 23rd, 2019