Converse teams up with NYC-based Engineered Garments for this collaborative footwear capsule centered around the iconic One Star.
Engineered Garments creative director Daiki Suzuki puts his own take on the silhouette, which reflects his personal journey and relationship with Converse, while keeping with the shoe’s iconic look.
The drop features four iterations of the classic One Star logo, including the Star Chevron, Stars & Bars, and two variations for the customary star. Each sports premium leather in Olive, Navy, White, and Black colorways. They are also leather-lined with an Engineered Garments branded logo illustrated on the shoe’s sockliner; and are housed in Engineered Garments premium packaging with tonal cotton laces.
“When approached with the project to work with Converse the idea came from wanting to tell a bit of the history of the company, first and foremost,” says Suzuki. “Chuck aylor, for us is a perfect shoe that we weren’t sure we could add or subtract to, its remained almost unchanged all this time. The One Star or rather the iterations after the ‘Leather All Star’ was a canvas we thought could be mined to create something new.”
“Doing them all at once will have memories for some, seeing them come out when they did and for others it will be a lesson on how things can change subtly over time. For myself it represents my youth, memories I hold dear,” he continued.
The Engineered Garments x Converse One Star collection will launches October 4 at Nepenthes in New York City, followed by a release on October 5 at Converse Stores and Converse.com.