words // Zac Dubasik
Today Converse has announced its fifth collaboration with Asian streetwear label Clot. According to the press release:
"The new collection is inspired by CLOT’s ideology of East meets West, and draws direct influence from the Chang Pao traditional Chinese formalwear dating back to the Qing Dynasty."
The collection includes two sneakers - blue canvas and white canvas "Chuck 70s." Details include three Chang Pao-inspired buttons on the upper, as well as gold, silver and white accents on the eyestays. It comes packaged with a printed dust bag, and in an exclusive box, with a gold foil lid.
Starting this Thursday, October 31, the collection will be available in limited quantities at the Juice Pop-Up store in Los Angeles (7667 Melrose Ave - "the only US retailer to feature the product"). It will launch at Juice in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei and Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, November 2 and at select Converse First String retailers worldwide on Friday, November 8. This collaboration retails for $120 in sizes US 3-12.