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