Converse x Maison Martin Margiela
Paint Covered Trainers Get Second Collaboration
The paint covered trainers created by Converse and Maison Martin Margiela last year have been given a second collection.
Representatives for the American brand and French fashion house made the announcement this week, just short of a year since the initial release in autumn 2013.
The new versions extend the overpaint concept seen in the debut line to the Converse All Star Chuck ’70 and Jack Purcell models in premium leather.
As the shoes are worn, the white paint is designed to crack, revealing a coloured trainer underneath and creating a pattern unique to the wearer.
A spokesperson for Margiela said:“We’re pleased to offer a new expression of such a great collaboration between Converse and the Maison.”
“The story of two like-minded brands continues with the evolution of the sneaker collection where personal expression is at the forefront, revealing the expression of vibrant colours shining through an incognito white coat that ages with time,”they added.
Colours from the Converse archive have been used for the hand-painted range; including amber and navy for the All Star Chuck ’70, and blue and Red on the Jack Purcell.
Both versions feature Margiela’s logo on the tongue and insole and offer painted and non-painted lace options.
The shoes, priced at £205, are available from UK retailers including , , and .
Video: Converse Maison Martin Margiela Collection -- Full Film
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