After the incredible success of their last collaboration, Converse and French fashion powerhouse Maison Martin Margiela have launched their latest second sneaker collection. The newest Converse Maison Martin Margiela First String collection extends the original evolving white overpaint concept with the Converse All Star Chuck ‘70 and Converse Jack Purcell sneakers in ultra-soft premium leather. Staying true to the Converse ideal of comfort, the pure white hand-painted aesthetic emphasizes the simple beauty and silhouette of the iconic footwear, and takes it from the streets to high fashion.
“We’re pleased to offer a new expression of such a great collaboration between Converse and the Maison,” says Maison Martin Margiela. “The story of two like-minded brands continues with the evolution of the sneaker collection where personal expression is at the forefront, revealing the expression of vibrant colours shining through an incognito white coat that ages with time.”
While some fashion collaborations are for collectors, the sneakers need to be worn to show their true beauty. The more the Converse Maison Martin Margiela sneakers are worn, the more the overpaint loosens its hold, elegantly cracking to reveal the hidden, bold colour. Original heritage colourways from the Converse archives are slowly revealed through four distinct styles: Amber Glow and True Navy with the Converse All Star Chuck ’70 and Azure Blue and Biking Red with the Converse Jack Purcell. The sneaker also features the discreet yet distinguishable Maison Martin Margiela logo on the tongue, and both silhouettes are accented with painted and non-painted lace options.
Converse First String is a limited edition collection that celebrates craftsmanship, authenticity and collaboration at the highest level. The Converse Maison Martin Margiela sneaker collection are available now, and exclusively in Australia, in Up There Store Melbourne (Level 1/15 McKillop Street only) for $300 .