The Converse x JW Anderson Chuck 70 Toy is the exuberant result of the Irish-born designer's life-long obsession with objects — evidenced now by his collecting of ceramic sculpture.
It is within Anderson's curiosity about how things are made that his creative process formed, each new item that appeared in his "search of the new, weird and wonderful” building into a giant patchwork of information.
As Anderson continues his collaboration with Converse, he applies his passion for art and craft to the iconic Chuck. A brilliant combination of textures inform the design of his latest Chuck 70. “Gloss” in the form of patent leather, an exuberant application of color, and laces that mimic the stucco of San Francisco.
In its form, the shoe balances Anderson's veneration of craft with his ongoing query of what defines art.
The Converse x JW Anderson Chuck 70 Toy releases July 19 at converse.com and the following retailers:
Dover Street Market
JW Anderson Workshop