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Converse has a wide number of collaborations in its credits, with a special mention to luxury labels’ partnership. The iconic sneaker brand has indeed teamed up with renowned labels such as Missoni, Comme des Garçons, John Varvatos, Maison Margiela and PatBO.

During last Pitti Uomo, Converse unveiled its last collaboration with the British designer JW Anderson.
The unisex-collection of the classic All Star with a JW Anderson colourful twist debuted during his runaway show at the Villa La Pietra in Florence.

Different styles for the classic Chuck Taylor, from a subtle total-beige style and a couple of all-over branded black and white version to a surprising range in metallic colours: a bright green/blue mix with a hint of flashy pink and a most extreme silver version cut at the calf. The Thunderbolt Ultra low top, meanwhile, comes in a more conventional denim or beige suede. The capsule is set to arrive in stores in late autumn 2017.

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This collaboration aligns with a broader reinvention of Anderson’s creative strategy. Actually, the young talented designer goal is to reach many more people through collaborations with brands that have much bigger distribution and retail networks than his own label, such as Coverse, Topshop or the Japanese giant Uniqlo, which will launch a JW Anderson co-branded capsule in Fall 2017.


[photos courtesy of JW Anderson – Istagram @jw_anderson]