Fashion collaborations are very common in fashion. From Pharrell Williams’ collaboration with Opening Ceremony to Misha Nonoo and Aldo to Lily Pulitzer and Target to Alexander Wang and H&M, combining well-known designers with mega retail stores in some cases seems to produce big bucks for both parties involved. (Remember Missoni selling out overnight in H&M with most of the produce being resold on Ebay, Target’s collaboration with Lily Pulitzer followed suit.)
Well, this is the fourth time around for Converse’s Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker collaboration with Comme des Garcon’s creative director Rei Kawakubo. But, collaborations are nothing new to Converse. Missoni collaborated with Converse in 2014 as well as Maison Martin Margiela in the same year. And who can forget Converse’s Chuck Taylor collaboration with the mega heavy metal band Black Sabbath for spring 2014 with Black Sabbath logos and graphics to boot.
For spring 2015 Comme des Garcons and Converse chose to create an exclusive four pair collection of the premium All Star Chuck 70 sneakers in high top and ox silhouettes. Featuring heavy grade black and milk canvas uppers, a smaller toe box and higher midsole finished in solid white, reinforced contrast canvas heel strips, nickel hardware, thick cotton laces and a cushioned sockliner for added comfort. The design is accented with the signature red heart logo created by New York-based graphic artist, Filip Pagowski, peeking out from behind the midsoles.
This fourth collaboration is a limited edition series that goes on sale May 14 exclusively at Dover Street Market stores in both London and New York, COMME des GARÇONS New York and online atdoverstreetmarket.com. They will be released at other global retailer partners on Friday, May 15, 2015 and will retail for a SRP of $125 USD.
Now, don’t wait til the last minute to purchase these fashion-forward sneaks. Do we really want to crash the Internet again? I hope you fashionistas learned you lesson from the Lily Pulitzer/Target crash!!