Converse have announced their CONS CTS fragment design Collection- a new creative footwear partnership with the Tokyo-based street culture icon, founded by Hiroshi Fujiwara. Hiroshi Fujiwara describes himself as a “cultural DJ”, also known by other as the Godfather of Harajuku – the Shibuya district he is widely credited as transforming through his extensive, pioneering work in youth lifestyle and streetwear.
The worldwide style, subtle design and impeccable cool icon has a passion for skateboarding culture making a link up with Converse ideal. The collaboration begins with a five-piece footwear collection designed on the CONS CTS Ox sneaker.
“I love the classic Converse silhouettes,” says Hiroshi Fujiwara, “I wanted to put my mark on a legendary sneaker, keeping its simplicity but adding my own aesthetic. This is just the beginning.”
The Converse CONS CTS fragment design Collection stays true to the original, but with heavy vintage canvas uppers; finished in three classic colour-ways: black, parchment and navy – each with contrast white stitching and nickel hardware – as well as two bold metallic striped versions, finished in silver and gold on a white base, with tonal hardware.
The sneakers are subtly plied with unique fragment design detailing, such as Hiroshi’s signature midsole branding, suggestive labelling and simple logo placement. They also come with drop-in Lunarlon sock-liners for cushioning, memory foam padding for a more personalised fit, and traction rubber outsoles.
The Converse CONS CTS fragment design Collection will be available at select retailers starting Thursday, September 10, 2015 in Asia, with a worldwide release on Friday, September 11, 2015. They will retail for a SRP of $80 USD.