One of the most iconic streetwear labels, Converse is taking a trip to The Factory – Andy Warhol’s Factory to be exact, with a new collaboration with the late artist’s foundation. The Spring 2015 Converse All Star Andy Warhol Collection is dropping next week, and continues blending pop culture and high art that Andy pioneered.

Celebrating creativity and self-expression, the new collection features bold Warhol imagery across an array of Converse tees and footwear for men and women, paying homage to the visionary artist as well as staying true to the classic style of Converse.

And aside from being covetable pieces, a portion of the proceeds from the Converse All Star Andy Warhol collection will support The Andy Warhol Foundation to help further the non-profit’s mission for the advancement of the visual arts.

“With this collection, we aim to celebrate and foster the innovative artistic expression that’s intrinsic to both Converse and Andy Warhol,” said Damion Silver, Converse All Star Design Director. “Andy Warhol famously created art inspired by American pop culture icons, and was a pioneer in utilising the Chuck Taylor All Star as a blank canvas for his work. From this shared creative history grew our collaboration with Warhol.”

“The Foundation is delighted to celebrate the launch of the Converse Andy Warhol Collection and proud to announce that a portion of the proceeds will support The Foundation’s endowment from which it has distributed nearly $250M in grants supporting contemporary visual arts,” said Michael Hermann of The Andy Warhol Foundation. “This unique collaboration honours the artist’s enduring legacy which inspires us to ignore convention and proudly be whatever we want to be.”

The Spring 2015 Converse Chuck Taylor Andy Sneaker and Apparel Collection will be available for purchase starting Thursday January 29 at from the Converse Melbourne Central Flagship Store, and other selected retailers. If you can’t wait until then, click through the gallery to get a sneak peek!


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Paige's nitpicking of misspelt menu items led her to find her love of editing. Living in her adopted city of Melbourne, she is ever in pursuit of the perfect coffee, and the perfect little black everything. And like the wise Carrie Bradshaw once said, she keeps her money where she can see it - hanging in her closet.

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