Converse x Rick Owens Unveil ‘DRKSHDW’ Collaboration

Converse x Rick Owens Unveil ‘DRKSHDW’ Collaboration

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Converse x Rick Owens Unveil ‘DRKSHDW’ Collaboration

Trust me, you’ll want a pair ASAP!

Trust me, you’ll want a pair ASAP!

Text: Kevin Ponce

Everyone loves a good ol’ pair of Chuck Taylor’s. But sometimes, we need a fashion remix for our tried and trues. Enter Rick Owens—as one of fashion’s goth glam iconoclasts, the famed designer, and fashion stan powerhouse has debuted his new collaborative kicks with Converse called the ‘TURBODRK’ Chuck 70, under his streetwear supercharged line, DRKSHDW.

The Southern California native designer is no stranger to revolutionizing the industry and everything he touches. Through the form of refashioning classic silhouettes with a heavy injection of glam-rock and grunge, the DRKSHDW diffusion line echoes the punk ethos of Owens' mainline. Seen here on artists and photographers @matieresfecales, the beloved footwear classic get a Rick revamp with the show-stopping square-toe execution on the front of the sneakers and the elongated (and fabulously exaggerated) tongue—bringing the style staple to new parallels of what a Converse can be in today’s day in age.

“When I think of Converse, I think of the black and white Chuck Taylors and the punk rock generation. These have always been iconic pillars of my aesthetic," says Owens about the partnership. "Wearing Chuck Taylors, you align yourself with a generation that was experimental. There is a confident dynamic to the subculture."

With the coming of together of two icons in one coveted shoe, the sneaker game will never be the same after this. Available today, the Converse x DRKSHDW TurboDrk Chuck 70 is ready to purchase from converse.com, RickOwens.eu, Rick Owens shops and select retailers. Dont walk, RUN to cop a pair now!

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