Converse has teamed up with the ever-awesome Gorillaz for four distinct design concepts for their newest footwear collaboration. What better way to celebrate than to hook you up with your very own pair of Gorillaz Collection kicks!
Launching in February 2012, the styles from the Spring 2012 collection combine the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette with the band’s legendary graphic images. Award-winning designer and Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett has designed exclusive prints incorporating elements from their ground breaking artwork. Each design melds their diverse backgrounds and unique influences to create a revolutionary collection. The partnership with Gorillaz will also include a Converse “Three Artists. One Song” original track titled “DoYaThing” featuring Gorillaz, James Murphy and Andre 3000 of OutKast. The free track will be available for download at Converse.com on February 23, 2011.
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For longtime fans of the brand, the Gorillaz collection gives the classic Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette an edge with four different looks inspired by the band. The military inspired camouflage print, taken from the cover of their self-titled debut, is the signature design for the collection. The military theme is also featured on a black/brown canvas hi-top shoe featuring an image of their famous Pazuzu character. The lining of both designs have an exclusive print featuring a collage of images from their album artwork made specifically for this collaboration. The collection also includes a Chuck Taylor All Star hi-top and oxford shoe with a black and white version of the print on the outsole and the Gorillaz camouflage print in the lining. All shoes from the collection contain a Gorillaz heel tab and hangtag with additional details on the product.
Fronted by Damon Albarn, Gorillaz are widely recognized for not only creating a new genre of music but redefining the concept of a band. With a unique genre-bending sound that melds rock, hip hop, electronic and pop music, the band implemented fresh ideas from their limitless fictional universe and have sold over 15 million records worldwide to date.
The Converse & Gorillaz collection will be available at Journeys and globally at premium retail stores and online at Converse.com beginning February 23, 2012.