吹起小清新田園風格: CONVERSE x UNION LA展開聯名呈現黑人街頭文化之美
近日，Converse和洛杉磯知名街頭潮牌Union LA展開聯乘合作，帶來著名室內設計師Sheila Bridges執筆創作設計出具有個人風格標籤的印花圖案Harlem Toile de Jouy，將美國非裔文化與田園主題美學完美融合。系列的清新田園印花設計Bridges從十八世紀末法國傳統布料French toile中獲得創作靈感，以法國土布的風格和諷刺派常見的刻板印像風格描繪了非裔美國人的文化場景，同時又歌頌了這種文化的存在。
Since its founding in New York in the late 1980s, Union has been an outlet for diverse, independent designers who were searching for a home to sell their goods. Today, it continues to be run by Chris Gibbs out of Los Angeles, where the shop on La Brea upholds its mission to support creatives with a shared sensibility. One of these artists is Sheila Bridges, a New York-based interior designer, who holds a long-standing friendship with Gibbs and is known for her distinctive story-first approach to design. Bridges’ celebrated visual, the Harlem Toile, was born out of a desire to design a pattern that spoke to her personally and draws from her experiences living in Harlem. Exhibiting a duality in expression, the toile depicts scenes of African American culture in the style of French toile and lampoons common stereotypes while also celebrating the culture. “I didn’t ever see myself represented in any of the designs,” Bridges said, “So, I created my own.” While the print has found a permanent home at some of the world’s most prominent museums, a desire for democratization led Gibbs and Bridges to Converse and the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star, long celebrated as a symbol of style, self-expression and accessibility. Marking the first iteration of the Harlem Toile on footwear, the sneaker’s classic white canvas serves as a base for Bridges’ design, which is punctuated by an expressive orange outsole and blue laces for alternate styling. Converse x Union. Available October 13. Text LATEST to 75140 to get notified.
此次Converse與Union LA推出的聯名系列為了不斷致力於通過擴大黑人創意工作者的聲量來支持他們，正是基於這種精神和共通的情感，兩個品牌今天共同發行了一部短片，捕捉附近地標性建築的場景作為背景，比如 Marcus Garve附近的地標公園和國家劇院，以此來重新解讀“Harlem Toile”，反映當今的都市青年的生活狀態。
聯名之作的焦點在Bridges的創作作品呈現在經典Chuck Taylor All Star帆布之上，輕盈感帆布鞋面，並提供兩幅可替換鞋帶，標誌性Harlem Toile印花圖案在鞋面上呈現，搭配同系列圖案的漁夫帽以及連帽衛衣等單品，用豐富的多元文化打造隨性的街頭風格。
Converse X UNION LA聯名鞋款售價為港幣$799元，以及其他服飾及配件售價均為港幣$319元-$639元。將於10月13日在Converse各大門票店正式發售，有興趣的朋友不妨留意一下吧！