Terence Koh, a New York-based, Chinese-Canadian artist, has collaborated with Converse and Opening Ceremony on a literally seamless reworking of the Chuck Taylor. His clean, minimalist design adds by subtracting. Says Koh: “I wanted to keep the DNA of the Chuck Taylor intact, while reducing the seams, and smoothing out the shoe’s surface as much as possible.” The antithesis of a chunky, neon throwback, Koh’s sleek sneaker is grounded in complimentary rather than domineering design principles.
Part of Converse’s 1HUND(RED) project, a portion of sales will fund the fight against AIDS in Africa. Cop quickly and rock with a clean conscience. Available at Opening Ceremony and other select retailers on November 21.