Casual footwear brand Converse has announced the launch of the Converse Missoni Archive Project, which features a series of 20 sneakers created using dead stock fabrics from the Missoni textiles archive. The exclusive collection launches on Friday, 28 September 2012 at the store Colette in Paris to coincide with Paris Fashion Week.
Designed to celebrate the collaboration between the two brands, now in its sixth season, this project features Converse's Auckland Racer and Pro Leather Mid models in collaboration with Missoni. Both sneakers are made of distinct Missoni fabrics that were used in the label's runway collections from 1994 to the present day and that are no longer available. An installation created by London-based artist Gary Card and a limited-edition hand-numbered hardback book (bound in the same terracotta canvas that lines every pair in the collection) accompany the project.