Converse x Kim Jones Unveil Capsule Collection
Bringing everyday staples into the refined world of Kim Jones, this Converse capsule is all about clean cuts and fresh looks.
In a collaboration evoking elevated timelessness and the sophistication of every day, Converse and Kim Jones are teaming up to release a capsule collection of refashioned classics, reimagining the Chuck 70s and featured apparel.
The Artistic Director of Fendi lends his creative spirit to the renowned, much-loved American shoe brand, reflecting on contemporary streetwear and offering a high-fashion perspective on modern archetypes.
Central to the collaboration are Converse x Kim Jones Chuck 70s, a distinctive, functional high-top crafted with the precision and versatility of Converse and simple, elegant understatedness of Jones.
“The design approach for the shoe was very straightforward—taking a very classic shoe and then almost encasing it in something to protect it,” says Jones.
With an elongated and curving rubber midsole, the shoe has the illusion of elevation, bringing with it an air of modern American sportswear with the transparent TPU cage surrounding the upper canvas in sleek shades of black and white.
Alongside the Chuck 70 are four garments to complete the capsule collection: a parka, crewneck sweatshirt, cargo pants and t-shirt.
“There’s an easy look to each of the pieces,” says Jones. “I wanted each to be a modern version of the ‘Take Ivy’ vibe.”
Photographed by Juergen Teller, the collection’s defining features seamlessly combine high fashion and everyday wear, a meeting between lifestyle and fashion, couture and streetwear.
In nylon and mesh, the water-resistant parka is practical yet sleek, combining everlasting simplicity with a fresh, minimalist vibe in crimson and olive green. The cargo pant, similarly, touts a traditional fit with crafted cotton and mesh elements, adorned with snap closures on both legs for maximum practicality and fashion.
The terry cotton crewneck with herringbone trimming and t-shirt take the most basic items in your wardrobe and make them smoother, fresher, with cleaner cuts and silhouettes, everyday staples turned a little bit more luxurious.
Shop the Converse x Kim Jones collection on April 8 at Converse.com and select retailers.