Maison Martin Margiela And Converse Join Forces For New Collection

Maison Martin Margiela gives the All-American trainer brand Converse an avant-garde makeover for autumn

Maison Martin Margiela gives the All-American trainer brand Converse an avant-garde makeover for autumn.

How do you give Kristen Stewart‘s favourite footwear brand – and bonafide off-duty classic – a fresh new look?

Well, if you’re quirky French-based fashion house Maison Martin Margiela, a brand new paint job does the trick.

Maison Martin Margiela and Converse’s collaboration features a range of high-top All-Star and low-top Jack Purcell trainers launching in stores this month that are completely hand-dipped in bright white paint – and we mean completely. The canvas, eyelets, laces and even the soles get the treatment.

The paint cracks as you wear them to reveal one of four colours underneath – heritage Converse colours including red, black and navy and a Maison Martin Margiela exclusive, vintage yellow.

‘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.


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Kristen Stewart even tries to wear her Converse on the red carpet

Maison Martin Margiela A/W 2013

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