Converse and Jose Parla have linked up as part of Converse’s PRODUCT(RED) collection for World AIDS Day. Using the Chuck Taylor All Star shoe as a canvas, Parlá chose his painting “Ephemeral Pitches, and Notes, Rhythm and Phonetics” to grace the shoe’s upper. A striking work, the painting explores constant changes to urban lifestyle and was inspired by abstract noises, music, rhythms, languages and sounds of cities. Selected by Parlá in recognition of the change that is part of the mission of (RED), the painting’s themes also represent a nod to Parlá’s days of youth wearing Chuck Taylor All Star shoes to play basketball, dance and have fun.
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star x Jose Parla is officially set to release on 12/1 at Converse First String accounts.
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