11 July 2016 12:00:00
Converse × Futura Skyfall: the second collab with a the pioneer of street art
Another collaboration of the iconic American brand with the Brooklyn writer, a true street art legend
Busy with promoting Chuck Taylor All Star II, the American company Converse now brings forward the two models dressed out by the New York graffiti artist Futura. Let’s take a closer look at the release.
Lenny McGurr, going by the nickname of Futura, is a true street art pioneer, publicly known since the mid-70s when, like many other writers, he started to paint on the subway and in the railroad depots of his native New York. Futura shot to fame due to his avant-garde approach to graffiti, having in fact revolutionized this sphere of the art. Everything turned out to be both simple and complicated at the same time: refusing to address straight to the audience, Futura sought to express his attitude towards the environment with the help of various shapes and forms. This season collection consists of the two different models and features the artist’s specific techniques: touches producing optical effect of the running raindrops. The vision of the writer is driven by his memories of applying paint to the concrete walls during heavy rains. The name of the collaboration, Skyfall, only stresses the fact.
The two models
Converse and Lenny McGurr have treated the models with a fresh view: the true artist works on his pieces night and day, so both hi-top and low-top silhouettes have incorporated reflective material. The plimsoles come along with the Lunarlon insole, perforated suede lining, and fixed tongue that wouldn’t slide while active walks. The laces of the both models feature reflective elements, while the logo receives the artist’s signature take on in the form of tapes familiar from the previous release.
Launch date: July 12
19:00 — available at the store on Petrovsky Boulevard, 21
22:00 — available online
Converse × FuturaPlimsolesChuck Taylor All Star II Hi Skyfall
Converse × FuturaPlimsolesChuck Taylor All Star II Skyfall
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