Converse Premium Capsule Collection
Undeniably, the call for smart-casual is one that, even in our fashion forward society, still causes irrefutable confusion. An invite to the boss’ garden party, or meeting the in-laws at a family event calls for something somewhere in the middle of Monday’s shirt and tie and your Sunday afternoon pyjama session – but just how casual is too casual?
Thankfully, an answer may soon be at hand: much loved casualwear brand – and one which presumably forms the basis of everyone’s day-to-day shoe collection – Converse, is moving its now well-established accessories range in to luxury territory, aiming to bridge that bewildering gap between smart and casual.
Now in the fourth season of offering an impressive (and what’s proved to be popular) range of accessories alongside its iconic footwear line, Converse has once again expanded its repertoire for SS13 by releasing a debut capsule collection of premium accessories.
Alongside the street style casual wear currently on offer – including the range of canvas barrel bags, which you may have seen mentioned in our previous Converse #MyCanvasJourney feature – the brand has now developed three classically ‘Converse’ bag styles to coincide with their premium footwear ranges.
The three bags, consisting of both button-down and zipped backpacks as well as a shoulder bag, are available in four colour ways: khaki, black, navy and red, and are constructed from high quality, heavy-duty canvas – though interestingly the bags have a feeling more closely resembling faux suede, and so are luxuriously soft.
The attention to detail prominent throughout the range looks set to align Converse alongside specialist, premium accessory brands, such as Herschel, with each of the three designs featuring sueded tan leather zip tags and debossed logo patches.
All three styles are now available at Surfdome.