Converse Has A New Multi-Designer Collaboration
The all-American brand partners with Koché, Faith Connexion, and Feng Chen Wang to release capsule collections.
Converse’s newest collections are in collaboration with three designers who are expanding the brand’s reach into women’s street style, as reported by WWD. Koché, Faith Connexion, and Feng Chen Wang have each designed a capsule collection that will launch at the end of the week. Pieces across all the collections are meant to be mixed and matched with each other in true collaborative spirit. Each collection will include apparel, accessories, and footwear that reimagine classic Converse silhouettes by looking back into the brand’s archive.
Koché’s collection maintains Converse’s sporty elements while incorporating their own feminine designs with patchwork construction. When Koché first launched, French designer Christelle Kocher used Converse shoes for her first shows. Kocher decided to pull Converse’s Jack Purcell low-top and Mary Jane sneakers as well as Rina ballet flats while their clothing will include a polo dress, a multi-patterned skirt, and a brown camouflage tracksuit.
Faith Connexion’s founder Maria Buccellati focused on combining details with utility by using logos and raw finishes to accent her brand’s disruptive touch. Buccellati paired camouflage-printed pieces like a utility tote bag with Converse’s platform Run Star sneaker, One Star Mid, and One Star Ox silhouettes.
Chinese London-based menswear designer Feng Chen Wang’s collection will mark her first womenswear capsule, which adheres to a palette of reds and pinks. Wang drew inspiration from the basketball uniform, creating a tonal pink tracksuit, a basketball-jersey style top, and a longline track jacket. For shoes, she reinterprets the ERX 260 and the iconic Chuck 70.
While the collections will be available starting from April 26 on Converse’s website and select retailers, the brand is also working in partnership with Browns to host a pop-up in London’s Soho on Friday and Saturday to mark the occasion.