On February 10, Converse celebrates Los Angeles’ divergent approaches to street culture with distinct collaborative collections from Babylon LA, Rokit, RSVP Gallery and CLOT. Through their respective perspectives, each collection is a response to the city and riffs off Converse’s basketball heritage. Additionally, all four focus on a key pop of color on apparel and footwear highlighted by the Chuck 70, Fastbreak and One Star CC.
High-visibility details, such as reflective silver, are complemented with unexpected materials, including velour and off-white suede, for a technical but laid-back approach to the capsule’s mantra, “LEARN 2 BURN."
WHAT: Lee Spielman and Garrett Stevenson’s label, Babylon LA, has created a sense of community for Los Angeles youth. Intended to be a cultural center for kids of the skate scene, Babylon continues to push the envelope of the DIY mentality of punk and skateboarding in a welcoming atmosphere.
WHERE: 1320 North Highland Avenue in Hollywood
SILHOUETTES: Fastbreak Hi and Chuck 70 Lo
COLOR POP: Gray
Rokit’s signature orange circle mark, a simple symbol that transcends subcultures, is juxtaposed against textured neutrals and introduces details (like a semi-translucent heel cap on the Fastbreak) to create a capsule rooted in skate and basketball that maintains an approachable genre fluidity.
WHAT: Created by Nico Guardalabene, Bam Barcena and Rionism, Rokit exemplifies a clever blend of basketball and skate sensibilities with detail-oriented minimalist tendencies.
WHERE: Union LA at 110 South La Brea Ave in Los Angeles
SILHOUETTES: Fastbreak Mid and Chuck 70 Hi
COLOR POP: Orange
Bold colors, prints and details — including a chain-stitched star on the One Star CC, jumbo ankle patch on the Chuck 70 and varsity #9 print on reversible jerseys and tees — establish an artistic interpretation of Los Angeles basketball.
WHO: RSVP Gallery
WHAT: Don C and Virgil Abloh’s high-powered art-gallery-slash-luxury-clothing boutique bridges hip-hop, fashion and pop art, making it the epicenter of collaboration and fashion creativity.
WHERE: 905 South Hill Street in Los Angeles
SILHOUETTES: One Star CC and Chuck 70 Hi
COLOR POP: Yellow
Channeling co-owner Edison Chen’s love for California, this purple-infused collection is a nod to the chilled-out lifestyle of his adopted home city. Luxe footwear materials, such as hairy suede and a natural-feel knit jersey, pair with a velour tracksuit and bold graphic hoodie, striking balance between California cool and sophistication.
WHAT: Edison Chen and Kevin Poon’s lifestyle brand (and longtime Converse collaborator) CLOT is streetwear’s thoroughfare from east to west.
WHERE: Juice LA at 801 Matteo Street in Los Angeles
SILHOUETTES: One Star CC and Chuck 70 Hi
COLOR POP: Purple
Babylon LA, Rokit, RSVP Gallery and CLOT footwear ranges from $110 to $120 and apparel ranges from $45 to $150 and will be available February 10 on converse.com and at Converse Santa Monica and select retailers globally.
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