Missoni for Converse zigzagging to market in April
I finally managed to find out some details about the Converse/Missoni collaboration I'd been hearing about since the men's European runway shows back in June (where a pair were spotted on the feet of a Missoni family member at the label's runway presentation in Milan).
The classic Chuck Taylor All Star high-top shoe will be served up in two different versions of Missoni's signature zigzag pattern printed on the sides and tongue, with colors that tie back to Missoni's Fall/Winter 2010 menswear collection. The circle patch (the design that sits at about the ankle bone of the wearer) is rendered in brown leather, and the traditional "license plate logo" at the heel is monochrome.
In the prepared press materials, Missoni's creative director Angela Missoni explained the decision to use the Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette: "It's mythical to me; [it's] the one that girls and boys of all times have liked to wear and is still the coolest today."
The Missoni for Converse Chuck Taylor All Star kicks will retail for $200 and be available to the public in early April. They will be sold at the Missoni boutiques in New York City and Beverly Hills, Jeffrey (in New York and Atlanta) as well as select boutiques internationally.
-- Adam Tschorn
Photo: Two styles of Missoni for Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars will be available at Missoni boutiques in New York City and Beverly Hills and other select retailers beginning in early April and retail for $200. Credit: Converse