Converse have announced their One Star collaboration with Carhartt WIP.
Operating in a design space that it has defined, Carhartt WIP adapts the iconic, workwear products of Carhartt for an audience that moves seamlessly between social scenes. Converse x Carhartt WIP applies this same approach, merging functionality with a contemporary design perspective, to create three new iterations of the rising street silhouette, the Converse One Star.
As two brands that have found homes within varied subcultures due to distinct yet versatile aesthetics, the Converse x Carhartt WIP collaboration builds on this shared background. Inspired by military bags and detailing adapted for the streets, the collection shows how mainstays in fashion and culture can evolve and remain relevant while highlighting the overlap between workwear and streetwear that has always existed.
The One Star silhouettes feature a Cordura® fabric upper with accompanying hangtag and a military-inspired bandolier heel stay webbing with D-ring hardware detail. Additionally, the tongue logo patch is made from the coated tarp-type material seen on the trailer coverings of long-distance trucks. Presented in three colour-ways, classic black, olive and white, the sneakers are functional and robust, but also considerate in their design.