ConverseXCarharttWIP one STAR
CONVERSE X CARHARTT WIP ONE STAR
Carhartt WIP Reinterprets the Converse One Star, Fusing Utilitarian Military Inspiration with Con- temporary Design
Operating in a design space that it has de ned,Carhartt WIP adapts the iconic, workwear products of Carhartt for an audience that moves seamlessly between social scenes.
Converse x Carhartt WIP applies this same ap- proach, merging functionality with a contemporary design perspective, to create three new iterations of the rising street silhouette, the Converse One Star. As two brands that have found homes within varied subcultures due to distinct yet versatile aesthetics, the Converse x Carhartt WIP collabo- ration builds on this shared background.
Inspired by military bags and detailing adapted for the streets, the collection shows how main- stays in fashion and culture can evolve and remain relevant while highlighting the overlap between workwear and streetwear that has always existed.
“Since very early on we’ve incorporated military fabrics and details into our clothes, but with the One Star we wanted to do this with a clean, modern approach. The sleek contrast outsole and robust Cordura fabric are how we’ve translated this element of Carhartt WIP’s DNA into a con- temporary, utilitarian sneaker,” said Wilfried Atzert, Global Brand Director of Carhartt WIP.
The One Star silhouettes feature a Cordura® fab- ric upper with accompanying hangtag and a mil- itary-inspired bandolier heel stay webbing with D-ring hardware detail. Additionally, the tongue logo patch is made from the coated tarp-type material seen on the trailer coverings of long- distance trucks. Presented in three colorways, classic black, olive and white, the sneakers are functional and robust, but also considerate in their design.
The collection launches on September 20 on: converse.com, carhartt-wip.com, select Carhartt WIP Stores and retailers worldwide.