Converse loves Marimekko

Finnish company Marimekko lends their print to a new portable canvas

09 Feb 2011

A little while ago we announced that Finnish design company, marimekko, would be collaborating with shoe manufacturer Converse. Well, they’ve landed, and we thought we’d show them to you (thanks to CoolHunting for bringing it to our attention).

 

There’s a range of classic prints on everything from high-top All Stars to the new exclusive Jack Purcell Helen Marimekko shoe. We love the black and white triangle Kirppu print in the high-tops and the colourful purple/orange Tarha prints in the low Chucks.

 

Converse have become renowned for their collaborations and quirky designs. Their cult status affords them the room to play with their classic shape and style, offering artists and designers a blank canvas.

It’s worth checking out this great documentary on ‘the making of’ the collaboration below:

 

These shoes also come in a matching Marimekko print bag – so cool! The designs are currently available in the US only, but will hopefully ship to the rest of the world soon (a Design Hunter™ challenge to get a pair before they launch here!).

 

 

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