Fashion maverick Rick Owens and iconic sneaker brand Converse are reuniting for a fresh collaboration featuring two unique interpretations of the DRKSHDW TURBODRK high-top. This partnership builds upon a previously successful collaboration that brought a fresh perspective to Converse's classic "One Star" Brand, reimagined in monochrome hues.
Before delving into the details of the latest collaboration, it's worth noting Rick Owens' legacy in the fashion world. Owens, an American designer, is renowned for his avant-garde aesthetic, often featuring asymmetrical cuts, unconventional silhouettes, and a generally monochromatic palette. His work, both in fashion and footwear, has consistently blurred the lines between high-fashion and streetwear, and this collaboration with Converse is no exception.
The newest duo in the Owens-Converse lineup arrives in bold "Hot Pink" and subtle "Dust" colorways. Each pair is crafted from durable canvas, offering the option to be worn with or without laces, demonstrating a versatility in line with Owens' experimental approach to design.
Signature elements from both brands are present in this iteration, adding a blend of familiarity and innovation. Owens' distinctive elongated tongue design makes a reappearance, while Converse's iconic sole unit is given an exaggerated, artistic overhaul, mirroring Owens' penchant for avant-gardism.
The branding, too, is a testament to the synergy between the two brands. The "DRK SHDW" insignia is prominently featured throughout the design, including on the heel's license plate, serving as a bold reminder of the collaboration's sustained influence and the fusion of Converse's timeless appeal with Owens' trailblazing vision.
Grab an official look at the two pairs here below, and look for these to hit select stockists like END (Raffle) on May 16th.