Perks and Mini (P.A.M.) co-founders Misha Hollenbach and Shauna Toohey believe even the most classic of silhouettes benefit from mutations in form — as long as its physical transformation contemplates the future.
“Mutation is about evolution and the idea of what’s to come, what the future could be. It is not a rigid or singular way of thinking. It is an openness. We must adapt," say the designers.
The Paris-based lifestyle brand taps into that theme with its collaborative take on the Chuck 70 and select Converse apparel. The collection is highlighted by the sneaker, which is engineered with PrimaLoft®, a thermal material from the '80s, to form an upper that can be fully removed with a zipper. When unzipped, the silhouette mutates into a canvas slip-on Chuck 70 with a dual-branded tongue patch and gold side panel.
The connected apparel includes a Track Pant, Hoodie, Long and Short-Sleeve Shirt and a reversible Quilted Bomber Jacket that's completely crafted in PrimaLoft® with functional side pockets, graphic sleeve artwork and a heat transfer graphic on the back.
The Converse x P.A.M. collection will be available January 19 on converse.com and at select retailers.