After last year’s logo-heavy capsule and “Glitter_Gutter” pack, the J.W. Anderson x Converse collaboration continues into 2018. The “Simply_Complex” collection features new takes on the Thunderbolt and Chuck Taylor 70 silhouettes, with a focus on the textures and materials of the shoes. The shoes are reconstructed with nuance to create provoking designs.
The Thunderbolt comes in two asymmetrical versions, with one being a tonal brown/beige colorway while the other comes in denim. The denim sneaker is made up of three different raw indigo denims, meaning that the shoe will evolve the more it is worn, while the other version comes in suede with a goat leather lining.
The Chuck 70s are inspired by traditional brown menswear shoes, and come in the same color palette as the suede Thunderbolts. One take on the silhouette sees it come with an extended hi-top, with suede featured on the outer side and leather on the inner.
The campaign images were shot by Larry Clark on a Marseille beach with Insta-girls-of-the-moment Celia and Camille epitomising casual cool This is the first time Clark has worked with Anderson.