Converse X TheSoloist
Basketball Heritage Meets Crafted Utility
In his latest collaboration with Converse, TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloist explores American society through three convergent style genres – rock, basketball and militaristic workwear. Takahiro applied his uniquely recognizable aesthetic to the Converse ERX silhouette.
The Japanese design visionary rose to prominence as the founder of avant-garde cult label Number (N)ine, after which, he went on to introduce TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloist, a fashion project where he has continued to be the sole designer since its launch in 2010.
For a modern take on tactical wear, Miyashita emphasized the on-off wearability through its workwear-inspired aesthetic and defiant zipper application. The resilient triple-black premium leather upper features suede accents and mismatched eyelets on its removable zipper guard. Completeing the transformation, a transparent rubber outsole reads “Hello! I am The Soloist. Hello! Hello! Hello!”
The tactically transformed Converse X TheSoloist ERX 260 Hi will be available from March 9th at Shelflife, Jack Lemkus and Converse Sandton, at a retail price of R 1999.95.
Converse Inc., based in Boston, Massachusetts, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NIKE, Inc. Established in 1908, the Converse brand has built a reputation as “America’s Original Sports Company”™ and has been associated with a rich heritage of legendary shoes such as the Chuck Taylor® All Star® shoe, the Jack Purcell® shoe and the One Star® shoe. Today, Converse offers a diverse portfolio including lifestyle men’s, women’s and children’s footwear, apparel and accessories and is sold globally by retailers in over 160 countries. For more information, please visit media.converse.com and follow @converse.za.