Converse 2012 Fall/Winter Oscar Niemeyer Footwear Collection …
The Converse Oscar Niemeyer collection features five new iterations of Converse silhouettes each with a nod to Niemeyer s legendary artwork and world-renowned architecture. Born in 1907, Niemeyer s career spans over eight decades, having established himself as one of Modernism s greatest pioneers. Through his contemporary use of concrete and bold approach to design, Niemeyer introduced a new way to build curved architecture, which has since become his signature.
The collection includes the Chuck Taylor All Star Hi sneaker with an all-over canvas print featuring the architect s famous handwritten poem about curves as well as a Chuck Taylor All Star Oxford, Chuck Taylor All Star Chukka Boot, Skid Grip Oxford, and a stylish Jack Purcell with playful representation of Niemeyer s curve.
The Converse x Oscar Niemeyer collection will launch at exclusive retailers across Brazil on October 23.