Comme Des Garcons PLAY x Converse

04 Nov 2016

Here at Hervia we have just re-stocked the highly sought-after collaboration between Converse & Comme Des Garcons PLAY. To celebrate we have delved into the history behind the collaboration: The Chuck Taylor 1970's Basketball sneaker is probably the most recognisable on the planet, but  it has been re-engineered: an all star moulded sole has been added, the upper has been reinforced, a sponge has been inserted into the sole with an arched cushion - all with the intention to radically improve the fit and comfort of the world's most famous shoe. Throughout the years the Comme Des Garcons signature look has also dramatically evolved, the brand now takes on a distinctly Parisian style thus the collaboration with the casual converse is a perfect harmony of both brands. Comme Des Garçons, or ‘like the boys’ in French, has pushed the blurred aesthetic of masculine and feminine motifs with playful overtones since it's creation in 1969 by legendary designer Rei Kawakubo and these unisex shoes continue to promote autonomous fashion. The shoes feature the famous Play heart logo, designed by Filip Pagowski, and are available now online and in-store.