Following the announcement of J.W. Anderson‘s high-profile collaboration with Uniqlo earlier this year, the eponymous London-based label is set for a long-term partnership with Converse. The collaboration is revealed at the Pitti Uomo show in Florence’s Villa La Pietra that also sees J.W. Anderson debuts it’s Spring 2018 menswear collection.
Set to arrive in stores in late autumn, J.W. Anderson‘s collaboration with Converse will feature a fresh makeover of the classic Chuck Taylor silhouette. The collaborative design will be unisex, which centres around the idea of “day to night” alongside other features including gradient outlook, wave detailing and J.W. Anderson branding.
“I’ve been wearing Converse for years and years, so when they approached me I couldn’t turn it down because it’s something that I wear,” said Jonathan Anderson, who is also a huge fan of the brand himself.
“It’s the first time I’m excited about projecting myself into product, which is a weird and new thing for me. The collection for me feels more like an intimate portrayal of myself. It’s the tactility of it. It’s how I see myself in the summer or how I want to be in the summer. It’s a character that is a fantasy of myself and a self-portrait of what I’m into and what I wear,” he added.