Shanghai streetwear boutique DOE, takes its name from the moniker for the anonymous or unknown person: John Doe. Celebrating its 5th anniversary, Converse's collaboration with DOE connects the name with the traditional Eastern philosophy "empty your mind, be formless."
"I wanted to celebrate our 5-year anniversary of the shop by reflecting DOE’s attitude into the design details for the Chuck 70 and Jack Purcell. In Western culture, DOE identifies as anyone and everyone, which is echoed in our choice of the silhouettes, which are worn and loved by so many across China,” says Terry Zhu, co-founder of DOE.
The capsule collection is highlighted by the Chuck 70 and Jack Purcell, both of rich carry cubed graphics, inspired by "suprematism," a challenge to traditional figurative art, and prepared in an engineered jacquard knit. A woodgrain print features in the sockliner (a reference to the wooden anniversary marked by 5 years). A track jacket, track pant and T-shirt complete the offerings.
The collection will be available at converse.com and in-store at DOE beginning March 7.