Who are your fashion icons? We won't be surprised if you name actresses like Sarah Jessica Parker and Leighton Meester or pop stars like Katy Perry and even Lady Gaga. Fashion has always been inspired by music and entertainment. Even sneakers are inspired by music legends these days. At least, that's what Converse's new collection is all about.
Converse collaborated with bands The Ramones, The Clash, and Blondie for a collection of Chucks inspired by their music and image. Converse's Jack Purcell line also collaborated with designer John Varvatos for another limited edition designer kicks worthy of rock stars.
Any die-hard punk music lover would know that The Ramones is one of the most influential bands in the 70s. They were a breath of fresh air at a time when pop songs ang ballads were everywhere. They may not have been commercially successful, but the band paved the way for the many punk acts that followed. Their style is minimalist yet edgy, hence the look of the three pairs Converse created in their name. These babies start at P2,950 and comes with two different colored laces that allow you to customize your punk-rock look!
If you want to make a bolder statement, you may prefer the collection inspired by The Clash, which epitomizes the punk rebel spirit of England. Their bold prints, even just on your basic black and white sneaks, would go well with your tough rock glam outfit. Prices of a pair also start at P2,950.
Pink and print-lovers would love the Blondie collection. Punk rock legend Blondie broke out in the music industry when disco was dying and punk was in with their own unique sound. Inspired by their edgy, fashionable style, the shoes from this collection pop with vivid hues and graphic prints. The four pairs that make up this collection are meant for feminine chicks who want to experiment with bold colors and prints in their outfits. These cool kicks start at P2,650.
If you want to have the designer edge, however, you may want to get a pair from the collection that's a product of Converse's collaboration with famous fashion designer John Varvatos. Known for his rugged signature look, Varvatos adds a vintage touch with a twist to the iconic All Star, Chuck Taylor, and Jack Purcell shoes. Prices of a pair of these designer shoes start at P5,990--you know how it is with designer duds! But they're definitely worth it, if it's really your thing.
To know more about these shoes and get updates from Converse, log on to www.converse.com.ph. Converse stores are found in Greenbelt 5, Glorietta 3, and Shangri-la Plaza. Click on the gallery button below to launch the gallery and see some of the pairs from this collection.621