JW Anderson and Converse’s latest collaboration celebrates how their partnership began back in 2017 — with glitter.
Converse and the London-based fashion label’s new capsule expands on their original “Glitter Gutter” drop. Available on May 9, the spring ’19 collection includes the classic Chuck 70 and the new Run Star Hike featuring a chunky platform.
The Chuck 70 will come in three vibrant colorways with mismatched glitter panels. Other details include fuzzy laces, “2017” etched on the tongue referencing their original collab, and Converse’s signature All Star logo.
Meanwhile, the Run Star Hike, which looks like a boot and a runner all in one, features the original “Glitter Gutter” color scheme of hot pink, red and blue.
“I wanted a normcore idea,” Anderson told FN backstage after the Run Hike made its LFW debut. “So when you drop the look down, there’s a juxtaposition. It’s the idea of familiarity; when the look is pushed, you can bring the familiarity back with the shoe.”
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