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Top 10 Of Converse' Finest Collabs

October 28, 2019 16:11

What would a Top 10 enumeration be without catching a Master from the Archieve?
In 2013, the Nike house announced that they were working with the fashion company Maison Martin Margiela, founded in 1988, to collaborate on a unique partnership.

“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,” said Matt Sleep, Converse Senior First String Designer.

A Model almost impossible to purchase, still worth a word.

Converse x Maison martin Margiela 2013

Going on with an almost as successful collaboration, appreciation and financial wise Comme des Garcons Play collaboration, first announced 2009 found it's relaunch over and over again. The pack consisting of black and white Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi and Lo marks the ongoing “Play” collection by Japanese brand Comme Des Garcons. A must have for every closet.

The probably most exciting collaboration and kind of least appreciated in 2018, was the collaboration between Converse and JW Anderson All-Star 70's 'TOY'. As playful as the name sais, the model comes in several colors in Hi and Lo, additionally two options of laces in frotée or regular. A happy and loud statement for every JWA fan and those who have to say something.

Next up a very appreciated collaboration was the Converse x Brain Dead Chuck Taylor. Combining different patterns and colors, this collaboration also included the One Star next to the Chuck Taylor Hi and Lo. We've seen plenty of you still rocking especially the Hi version and truly feel your excitement.

Moving on to a couple collaboration that didn't truly make it to the mainstream, but are definitely still worth to have an open ear for.  Converse realized a collaboration earlier this year with the japanese designer Takahiro Miyashita The Soloist, a brand that got established 2010.TheSoloist is known for its asymmetrical cuts and unique modifications to normal pieces. A brand you should definitely check out.

Another collaboration that didn't make it to the mainstream yet, ist the Chuck Taylor 70 in collaboration with the parisian brand Pigalle. A very excited reinterpretation they've showcased during Paris Fashion Week in June 2019. You should may keep an eye open.

That Tyler the Creator smashed it with the past Golf le Fleur Onestars is definitely no secret. Tylers fans been supporting the Converse project from day one and let's say he even gained more fans on showing his abilities on designing a shoe. Next up is a Chuck Taylor Hi which is literally on fire !

Going on with another 'lit' collaboration, Chinatown Market lit it up for this one. This collaboration didn't even need a live demonstration to be sold out on some Onlineshops, after announcement. Doesn't matter if Hi or Lo, there is equal love for both versions !

Slowly coming to an end, we didn't want to forget about the Chuck Taylors in collaboration with Joshua Vides. Definitely one of the most innovative collabs Converse launched this year. If you're simply not sure about what color to wear a day, just switch and mix it up ! Basically genius !

Last but not least : Heads up for the Collaboration that caught most peoples attention this season ! Ambush x Converse comes as a Chuck Taylor Hi in black and white. For the ones that need the extra hight, the white version got a little plateau and a couple more details as the black one and is therefore the model that got sold out fast ! Did you get your hands on this one ? Show us your Fitpics, we'll see you on @titlestyle !

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The employees in the boutiques, in the design studio and in the backstage area at fashion shows wear white lab coats, as was common in the ateliers of the great couturiers, e.g. Christian Dior, and is still common today. The fashion shows for the high-priced fashion sometimes took place in the context of the Paris Prêt-à-porter shows in unconventional locations, up to shabby surroundings (construction site, metro station, dining room of the Salvation Army etc.). The boutiques are kept in plain white and gray. Margiela originally selected unspectacular locations such as a residential area in Tokyo and did not publish the addresses of the boutiques in order to require the customer to make an effort to find the store at all. The first Margiela store opened in Tokyo in 2000 and the first European boutique was inaugurated in Brussels in 2002. In 2008, a boutique opened in a basement on the edge of Munich's Maximilianstrasse. This was followed by participation in numerous exhibitions, including "Radical Fashion", which was shown in 2001 at the V&A Museum in London. In 2010 there were 36 own stores worldwide.  In 2015 there were over 50 stores worldwide, including boutiques, that only carry the MM6 collection.

The company followed a very restrictive communication policy. The designer can neither be photographed nor interviewed. Only his creations should speak for themselves and the designs should be perceived as the overall performance of the team. That's why the team always shows up in white doctor's coats after the fashion shows - nobody should stand out.

By recycling old fashion, separating, recoloring, reversing seams and zippers, both the origin and the artificial of the art of tailoring are shown. Margiela puts together what doesn't belong together: by hand, jeans turn into skirts, old army socks become pullovers. Baptized by the press as deconstructivism, this current is defined by an abrupt collision of different materials, which at first glance appear inharmonic in the sense of conventional viewing habits. Margiela herself rejects the term "deconstructivism". He resurrected clothes in a new form, he told ELLE in 1991.

Margiela was the unofficial 7th member of "Antwerp 6", a generation of fashion designers who all completed their training at the Royal Academy of Arts between 1980-1981 and shaped the "style of the Belgians". However, it does not belong to the actual group, but it became known in a similar period.

The Japanese "Street Magazine" dedicated two special editions to "Maison Martin Margiela", which were published in book form in 1999. Nicolas Ghesquière (Balenciaga) is a big fan of Maison Martin Margiela.

In July 2014, fashion critic Suzy Menkes exposed Matthieu Blazy via Instagram as Head of Design, after which he deleted his Instagram account and changed his profile in a career network. He left the company on October 1, 2014.

To this day, Margiela pieces, especially in the fashion industry and all fashion lovers, belong to the sanctuaries in every repertoire and archive. Getting vintage pieces from other designers may be possible, but Maison Martin Marginal Archives are a real hunt and that says it all about this art.