In LA, you can get anything you want. Take it and do what you want with it.
With Converse latest collection, four brands respond to the city and riff off Converse’s basketball heritage, celebrating LA’s divergent approaches to street culture in a collaborative collection of footwear and apparel: Babylon; Rokit; RSVP Gallery; CLOT. Each brand was able to provide their own unique perspective and spin on Converse’s historical basketball offerings. The Converse collections feature three variations of sneakers including The Converse Fast Break, Chuck Taylor, and the One Star Court Classic.
To kick off the collaborations, Converse decked out The Void 3125C space in Downtown LA’s Art’s District to showcase the never before seen clothing and shoe designs inspired by LA. The collaborative collections footwear ranges from $110 to $120 and is set to release on February 10th, 2018 and will be available on Converse.com, at Converse Santa Monica, and select global retailers. Check out images from the Converse reveal event and the collection below:
WHAT: Lee Spielman and Garrett Stevenson’s label Babylon LA has created a sense of community for the youth of LA. Intended to be a cultural community center for kids of the skate scene, Babylon continues to push the envelope of the DIY mentality of punk & skateboarding while creating an atmosphere that is welcoming.
WHAT: Created by Bam Barcena, Nico Guardalabene and Rionism, ROKIT exemplifies a clever blend of basketball and skate sensibilities with detail-oriented minimalist tendencies.
WHERE: UNION LA: 110 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
WHAT: Don C and Virgil Abloh’s high-powered art gallery-slash-luxury clothing boutique is the very epicenter of collaboration and fashion disruption, authentically bridging hip-hop, fashion, and pop art.
WHAT: Edison Chen and Kevin Poon’s lifestyle brand CLOT, a longtime Converse collaborator, is streetwear’s thoroughfare from East to West.
WHERE: JUICE LA: 801 Matteo St, Los Angeles CA, 90021