Converse has partnered with irreverent and youth-centric LA streetwear brand, Midnight Studios to take on the creation of the Chuck Taylor All Star 70 and One Star silhouettes. Both sneakers are designed in an off-white colorway with contrasting black detailing, featuring an inside-out theme.
Shane Gonzales, the designer of Midnight Studios has established the brand since 2014 at age 19. He loves combining punk and youth street styles in an anti-aesthetic manner. Gonzales brings a DIY process to wardrobe staples, while drawing influence from Japanese design and minimalism instilled with the raw ideology of countercultures.
In that same spirit, Gonzales has turned the two iconic Converse sneakers inside out, revealing the seams, stripping them down to bare canvas and stamping the shoelaces with irreverent type and branding.
Standout details of high-top Chuck Taylor sneakers include dual-branded laces, the classic Converse logo on the inside of the sneaker while the sizing and care instructions sit on the outside.
This aesthetic continues on the One Star, with an embroidered star outline and custom laces being key features of the sneaker.
Converse x Midnight Studios will release on June 15 at Dover Street Market Singapore