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Missoni x Converse Autumn/Winter 2011

September 30, 2011

The collaboration between Missoni x Converse is a few seasons old now and I have to admit that the previous models haven’t done much for me at all. These new Autumn/Winter 2011 models are different though and I think the use of subtle colours and simple patterns has produced interesting and good looking results.

Based on Converse’s well loved Chuck Taylor All Star, Missoni have taken this traditional silhouette and applied their signature zig-zag knit and space-dyed knit to them respectively. The zig-zag is the more muted of the two with its knit made up of tan, olive, black, brown, grey and blue, all of which is complimented with the black leather toe cap and contrasted perfectly with the splash of colour from the bright blue laces and tongue patch (which bears the Missoni branding).

The second shoe is a richer affair with brown, tan, cream, black and orange running the shoe’s length. The black laces and eyelets, plus the soft leather detailing on the tongue, heel pull-tab and toe cap keep things grounded in subtlety and stop these high tops from being too in your face. The end results are highly recognizable, yet unique versions of this iconic Converse shoe.

These are starting to filter into stores now and for anyone in Australia (or anywhere else for that matter) these are available from Melbourne’s finest Up There Store, who have them in limited very quantities and also kindly sent me the above images (cheers lads).

One Comment leave one →
  1. September 30, 2011 4:06 pm

    those jeans look like they’re about to dye them trainers right out

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