The hotly anticipated collaboration between Fendi’s creative director Kim Jones and American footwear label Converse drops today (April 9, 2021). The limited edition collection will be available at Converse boutiques at Jewel Changi Airport, Ngee Ann City, Dover Street Market Singapore and Limited Edt.
Inspired by London culture, art, streetwear styles of the late 1990s, Jones created a covetable collection that’s both utilitarian and stylish. The highlight of this collaboration is the reworked Chuck 70 (or KJ Chucks). The reimagined Chucks feature a retro TPU cage on the upper part of the iconic canvas silhouette; varnished rubber overlay; and speed-lace system to create a sleek outdoor-inspired look that’s also weather friendly.
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A series of ready-to-wear comprising parka, crewneck sweatshirt, cargo pants and T-shirt also complete the collection. Crafted from nylon, the pullover KJ parka was inspired by the oversized fits and utility pockets of the late ’90s. The same idea of practicality (pockets and water-resistant materials), oversized fit and contemporary coolness runs throughout the collection.
“There’s an easy look to each of the pieces,” says Jones in a press statement. “I wanted each to be a modern version of the ‘Take Ivy vibe”.