Converse recently announced the global debut of the Spring 2015 Converse All Star Andy Warhol Collection in partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation. Marrying Warhol's distinct vision with the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star, the partnership between two pop culture icons celebrates creative self-expression and pays homage to the visionary artist.
Hailed as the preeminent artist of the 20th century, Warhol was an iconic visionary whose legacy continues to inspire rebels and artists everywhere. He creatively merged American pop culture icons, film, music, screen printing and performance, opening the door for millions of artists and performers.
In Andy Warhol Collection, Converse All Star took one of Warhol's most iconic and recognizable prints, the Campbell's Soup can - reinterprets and repurposes this screen print. On the high top sneaker, a singular soup can print is utilized in bold primary colours, while the low top stacks the Campbell's Soup cans on top of one another to create a layered pattern that adds depth and dimension, a common technique used by Warhol.
Some other designs featured includes the Campbell's Soup can in classic colours to monochromatic motorcycle prints and newspaper prints inspired from Warhol's ads and illustrations series.
The Spring 2015 Converse Chuck Taylor Andy Warhol collection will be available for purchase starting February 7 at specialty retailers. In Toronto area, they're available at Get Outside, Gravity Pope, Groovy, Little Burgundy, Zelen Shoes, Baggins, and Galaxie Bleu.
What do you think of them? Will you be picking up a pair?