Prolific British designer JW Anderson has cemented himself as one of the most eccentric collaborators of Converse’s expansive archive. The JW Anderson x Converse Chuck 70 “Felt” collection plays on the designer’s lifelong obsession with arts and crafts. He continues to explore colours and materials, as is ever-evident in this latest collab. Each iteration then boasts construction from felt, through matting, condensing, and pressing.
JW Anderson is a master of reimagining the classic Converse Chuck Taylor. Having embellished the timeless sneaker with everything from all-over branding to toy-inspired uppers in the past, Anderson’s meaningful touches nod to both his personal history and his rich well of design inspirations. His latest take on the Converse classic? A “Felt” pack, offering a look that’s simultaneously simplified and refined. The shoes offer a deconstructed look and feel — as the soft felt upper touches the foot directly — and arrive in colours both sophisticated and whimsical. A tonal Khaki Green pair provides a more elegant look, while two multi-colour iterations — a Fluorescent Orange and a combo of pink, blue, and green — offer a much more colourful and playful vibe. All of the colourways are finished with lasered-in details on the tongue and heel.
The JW Anderson x Converse Chuck 70 “Felt” Collection will drop for the retail price of R1599.00 each at Shelflife on Friday the 12th of October via first come first serve at 10am. All stock will be available in our CPT, JHB and online store.
The Online Store will drop pairs at 10h30am.
Sizes: UK6, UK7, UK8, UK9, UK10, UK11