September 16, 2015
Converse teams up with Tokyo-based street culture icon, fragment design for a collaborative capsule collection. It’s a classic case of East meets West, as the “Godfather of Harujuku” Hiroshi Fujiwara puts his mark on a legendary sneaker. He’s described himself as a “cultural DJ” and remains reputed as the embodiment of refined style, subtle design and a too-cool-for-school attitude. He’s been widely attributed for transforming the Shibuya district thanks to his work in youth lifestyle and streetwear. His passion for skateboarding culture makes this five-piece footwear collection one that will truly resonate throughout the years.
“I love the classic Converse silhouettes,” Hiroshi said. “I wanted to put my mark on a legendary sneaker, keeping its simplicity but adding my own aesthetic. This is just the beginning.”
Hiroshi uses the CONS CTS Ox lows as his canvas to embellish his signature touches. Three of them are released in with rugged vintage uppers in three colourways – black, parchment and navy – with white stitching and nickel hardware detailing while the other two pairs are finished with metallic gold and silver stripes on a clean white base. To top it off, the sneakers come with the drop-in Lunarlon sockliner for maximum comfort and traction rubber outsoles for boardfeel and grip.
The Converse CONS CTS fragment design Collection, $129.90. Available at select Converse stores (Ngee Ann City #B2-05, Capitol Piazza #B2-46/47, NEX #01-11 and ION Orchard #B3-57).