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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Hooked: Comme des Garçons PLAY X Converse

Never one to pass up a juicy collaboration, Comme des Garçons is joining forces (again) with Converse on a limited-edition line of sneakers. Following their 2007 debut with Junya Watanabe Man, the Chuck Taylor All Star line is getting the full Rei make-over. But rather than spinning into the conceptual outer reaches, the collaboration goes back to basics—and this time Comme's secondary PLAY line is getting in on the action. The four pared-down styles—two high-tops and two oxfords in black or white canvas—hark back to the original military classics, offered in various color-blocking combos and embossed with PLAY's slightly disarming, unblinking heart logo.

The shoes will hit the ground running at the end of August at Comme des Garçons boutiques worldwide, as well as select PLAY retailers. At just $100 a pop, the collection shows a commitment to recession-friendly prices—and we can think of no better way to spring into fall.

—Franklin Melendez

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Pics from last night's rockin' Converse party celebrating its 1HUND(RED) shoe series, a collaboration with 100 artists worldwide. Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, Simian Mobile Disco and Spencer Sweeney DJ'd. In the fashion realm, there were Alexandra Richards, Richard Chai and Philip Lim. Later on, we joined up Casey Spooner and dashed over to Submercer for the Rodarte party. Pics from that on the way.

Thurston Moore & Kim Gordon, the work of art collective Rinzen

Michael Schall

Shoe wall

Spencer Sweeney & JD Samson of Le Tigre