If you are the kind of a guy who wears his art on the sleeves, it’s time to get artsy with your shoes. Taking inspiration from the artist who once screen-printed his own custom pair of Chuck Taylors, Converse announced the debut of the spring 2015 Converse All Star Andy Warhol Collection, in partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation.
Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup print plastered on a variety of Converse’s iconic silhouettes, from low-cut sneakers to high-top shoes. The kicks come in either an all-over print, or with the soup cans stacked on top of one another—a technique Warhol used in his own work. The other pattern used across the shoes is a mix of motorcycles and newspaper ads taken from a series of prints that Warhol did in the mid ’80s. The collection also has a range of select apparels for men and women that feature his iconic work.
Marrying Warhol’s distinct vision with the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star, the partnership between two pop culture icons celebrates creative self-expression and pays homage to the visionary artist. Hailed as one of the leading figures (and notorious) in the visual art movement of the 60s, known as pop art, Warhol was an iconic visionary whose legacy never fails to inspire artists everywhere. Since 1987, Warhol’s vision and creativity lives on through The Andy Warhol Foundation. To help the non-profit’s mission for the advancement of the visual arts, a portion of the proceeds from the Converse All Star Andy Warhol collection will go towards The Andy Warhol Foundation.
The collection will be available at all Converse stores and their website from 7th February 2015.