The Converse x Missoni Archive Project
The Converse x Missoni Archive Project lands in time for Paris Fashion Week, featuring a series of 20 one-of-a-kind sneakers created using unique deadstock fabrics from the Missoni archive. The collection arrives on Friday, September 28 at Colette in Paris with a special installation created by artist Gary Card.
Designed to celebrate the long-standing collaboration between the two brands, now in its sixth season, this project features the Auckland Racer and Pro Leather Mid in collaboration with a myriad of distinct Missoni fabrics that debuted in runway collections from 1994 to the present day. No longer available, the deadstock materials are colourful, vibrant and eclectic, and completely reinvigorated with this streetwise collection that features incredible juxtaposing colours and textures.
The bespoke installation was created by Gary Card, a set designer and illustrator who took his inspiration from the ‘Star Chevron’ logo that adorns each shoe, creating a towering sculpture that starts with a star at its base, before unraveling like a yarn of fabric creating angular chevron shapes that protrude in various directions as it climbs to the ceiling. The piece is finished in a stunning monochrome Missoni knit fabric, randomly covering its surfaces with the Italian brand’s iconic zigzag pattern.
For more information on Gary Card please visit: www.garycardiology.blogspot.com