Avant garde fashion house Maison Martin Margiela have done it again with a killer covetable collaboration – this time for a limited edition range of Converse sneakers. And the good news is, the range will be available in Australia!
It is a thrilling collaboration with the MMM and Converse fanbases often converging in the fashion arena. Both brands are known for their creativity and reinvention of the classic notions of fashion.
Converse x Maison Martin Margiela features the Chuck Taylor All Star and the Jack Purcell sneakers, each completely hand-painted in Maison Martin Margiela’s iconic white paint. Covering all canvas, eyelets, laces and soles, they naturally crack and shed their outer coat of paint to reveal the original colours beneath.
“Converse is thrilled to partner with Maison Martin Margiela. The collection perfectly embodies each brand’s spirit of individuality and self-expression unifying Converse and Margiela’s conviction of unleashing creativity,” says Matt Sleep, Converse Senior First String Designer.
“The Maison has always been obsessed with white; it is used as a layer to give an incognito feeling. A sort of poetry, with the passage of time, the shoe asserts itself,” says Maison Martin Margiela.
The personality of the Converse x Maison Martin Margiela 1970s Chuck Taylor All Star and Jack Purcell sneakers is discovered through an evolving dialogue between the bold coloured canvas and clean paint. The more the sneakers are worn, the more their personality and colour is revealed.
The styles are available in three colour ways based on heritage colours from the Converse archives: red, black, navy and are lined in premium off-white leather.
The Converse Maison Martin Margiela sneakers will be available for purchase globally in September at Margiela stores, and in Australia from September 21 only at Up There Store in Melbourne for RRP $300. They will reportedly be taking phone orders, so don’t hesitate to get on the phone right now.