The Spring 2015 Converse All Star Andy Warhol Collection is released in Australia today, in partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation.
The new collection features bold Warhol imagery across an array of expressive Converse tees and footwear.
Hailed as the preeminent artist of the 20th century, Warhol was an iconic visionary whose legacy continues to inspire rebels and artists everywhere. He creatively merged pop culture, film, music, screen printing and performance, opening the door for millions of artists and performers.
Since 1987, Warhol’s vision and creativity lives on through The Andy Warhol Foundation, who fosters innovative artistic expression by supporting work that is challenging and experimental in nature. To help further the non-profit’s mission for the advancement of the visual arts, a portion of the proceeds from the Converse All Star Andy Warhol collection will support The Andy Warhol Foundation.
Taking one of Warhol’s most iconic and recognisable prints, the Campbell’s Soup can, Converse reinterprets and repurposes this screen print. On the high top sneaker a singular soup can print is utilised in bold primary colours, while the low top stacks the Campbell’s Soup cans on top of one another to create a layered pattern that adds depth and dimension, a common technique used by Warhol.
The Spring 2015 Converse Chuck Taylor Andy Sneaker and Apparel Collection is available for purchase from the Converse Melbourne Central Flagship Store, Converse.com.au and other selected retailers.