On the occasion of the fashion show in Venice, the designer Rick Owens unveils the co-lab with Converse, as well as the most anticipated sneakers of the coming months: the TurboDrk Chuck 70 with a square toe
Protection, suspension, waiting. But with a heroic nature. Rick Owens brings out the discomfort that we are all experiencing in this period and that has all the flavor of the apocalypse, awaiting judgment or a solution. And it is perhaps this vision that comes from the darkness, which best expresses contemporaneity, inadequacy and uncertainty.
Its revolutionary shapes, its full and empty spaces, its black and white, its sea bass geometries have never been so modern and adapted to the time we live in. The creations are real extensions of the body, like the same sneakers TurboDrk Chuck 70, here proposed with a square tip, unveiled on the occasion of the show dramatic autumn winter 2021 2022, at the Votive Temple of the Lido of Venice and on the notes in loop of Ghostemane by Hellrap.
The designer has never hidden his love for Converse: already in spring summer 2014 he had given his free interpretation, now instead it is a full-fledged collaboration. Rick Owens he literally put his hand to design, giving his own version raw: did not just edit the tips, but expanded the tab as well as changed the label to show the co-lab DRKSHDW.
Self Converse is among the most prolific and committed sneakers companies in the field of creativity (and not only), Rick Owens has carved out an important profile among contemporary experimental designers, philosopher of black and white (because it does not focus on nuances but on form) and style mentor glunge. He himself is an icon: very smooth black hair, sculpted body and asymmetrical features with marked features.
It is clear that these simple and clean sneakers, the Converse x Rick Owens, appear as a creative epiphany that reminds us of the earthly connection to the time we live in.