CONVERSE x FUTURA "SKYFALL" COLLECTION

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First there was weatherized printed rubber; now there are new reflective street-ready graphics. Elevating the collaboration to the next level, Converse debuts its second Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II with American artist Futura. Featuring original artwork by the legendary Brooklyn-based artist, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Futura “Skyfall” inspired collection takes the technological construction and comfort benefits of Chuck II even further with the addition of reflective materials, creating a sneaker that gets you seen. Designed for both function and fashion, the collection combines Futura’s iconic abstract art style with a weather-ready sneaker collection that’s built for the next generation of self-expression.

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A pioneer in graffiti art, Futura’s work is synonymous with ingenuity, originality and the NYC downtown art scene of the early '80s. His work over the last 30 years has transitioned from the street, to the subway, and today into galleries all around the world. This new pack includes artwork that is original to Futura, entitled “Skyfall,” a unique technique that creates two optical illusions: one, that the onlooker is viewing an expanse of tree or mountain tops, and the other, that looks as if the sky is falling. The new collection features all-over reflective body with the original Futura “Skyfall” artwork and Futura branded box packaging and shoe bag. Available in both hi-top and ox, the Chuck II Futura “Skyfall” inspired sneaker also has varnished midsoles and two-toned reflective laces.

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Futura “Skyfall” collection will be available at Patta this Friday, June 24, 2016. They will retail for €100,00 (Ox version) and €110,00 (Hi version). Each pair comes with a very unique t-shirt handwritten by Futura himself, not sold separately or available anywhere else!

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  • […] The saga continues, the second Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II created in collaboration with American artist Futura. To celebrate, Gee and Vincent from Patta met up with Futura in Toulouse while he was preparing for a project at Les Abattoirs museum to talk Chuck II and creativity. They also took the opportunity to assist Futura in creating some unique pieces of apparel in the shape of a t-shirt with copy on the front taken from lyrics of the late Dutch folk singer Ramses Shaffy. All copy on the tees have been handwritten by Futura himself with only a limited amount available. The t-shirts will be given away at Patta with each purchased pair of Chuck II Futura “Skyfall”. Read the interview by Gary Warnett to learn about Futura and his Chuck II design, why the Patta boys chose this specific copy: Read the full article here. […]

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