Converse continues its collaboration with fashion designer Samuel Ross with a new capsule collection that reimagines the Chuck 70 in utilitarian tones.
Converse has been working with Ross since collaborating on his brand A-COLD-WALL*‘s debut at the London Fashion Week in 2029 and since then, the designer has continued pushing the partnership into new spaces. An expert in functional overlays, Ross has infused the signature A-COLD-WALL design aesthetic into key Converse innovation concepts — comfort sustainability, and utility.
The latest offering, in which Ross brings his conceptual vision to a progressive, functional capsule that applies a utilitarian veneer to the Chuck 70 and is complimented by a collection of original apparel, is inspired by craft and emphasises utility, offering a uniform intended to minimise time spent on outfit choices and maximise time spent creating.
For the new collection, the brand and designer turned to multi-instrumentalist musician Takuya Nakamura, whose experimental, rule-breaking craft shares the ethos of the collaboration. Nakamura is renowned for playing the trumpet over live electronic sets, where he blends genres spanning techno, reggae, dub, drum and bass, classical, and everything in between.
The collection comes to life as A-COLD-WALL* puts a subversive spin on street style with a limited-edition Chuck 70 Ox that pairs a waxed-canvas upper with translucent and layered details, minimalist style cues, and a patina effect that echoes the well-worn spirit of classic Chucks.
Timeless Converse elements are woven into this modern take, which is available in Oceana and Green, including a vintage license plate.
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