Converse X Marimekko Jack Purcell Helen
It seems as though prints and patterns have got a stranglehold on men’s fashion at the minute; with a whole host of new patterned releases invading stores on a daily basis.
The latest we have been notified of comes from a collaborative effort between footwear giants Converse and Finnish company Marimekko.
Marimekko – who are renowned in the industry for brightly coloured, printed fabrics – apply their distinctive patterns to both fashion and textiles. As soon as we heard about this joint project, we knew the end result was going to be unique – and it certainly is. Marimekko have incorporated a striking all over print onto the ever popular Converse Jack Purcell trainer silhouette.
The print utilised is a simple floral design, which resembles classic Hawaiian prints and patterns. It is an ideal graphic to exploit this season, as Hawaiian prints are set to be a key trend this coming spring/summer. [Ed: Full report coming soon on FashionBeans]
Other details include: The iconic ‘smile’ , white laces, thick rubber sole and a matching cotton drawstring bag to carry them round in.
Similar to any statement item, try pairing with neutral, simple pieces to avoid making the mistake of pattern overload!
To shop this style, or check out other popular styles from the Converse range, head over to Crooked Tongues.