Meet The Female Designers Re-Imagining Converse’s Chuck ’70 At London Fashion Week: Men’s

By Tom Stutt / Jan 9, 2019

This AW19 season sees Converse enabling and empowering young female designers by allowing them to re-design/re-imagine/re-interpret and put their innovative twist on the iconic Chuck ’70. By doing this, the young female creatives will use the ‘Converse Canvas’ as a platform for cultural self-expression to make a statement on the runway and on-schedule this LFWM.

Converse x Paria Farzaneh AW19

From AW18 to AW19, Converse has given Paria a platform to connect with her London-based community and a collection of influencers, media and bloggers on a deeper level. Believing that the way to express yourself is through clothing, Paria converts her rich Iranian heritage into contemporary fashion art for the modern day – a true symbol of self-expression enabling cultural progress.

Her refreshing take on classic items of clothing and her individual reference points as a designer have positioned her as a true cultural changemaker in the industry, truly reflected in her Converse collaboration for AW19.

Converse x Feng Chen Wang AW19

The Chuck 70 as you’ve never seen it before. The iconic silhouette re-imagined by leading emerging designer; Feng Chen Wang, a true Londoner, through and through. Setting a new tone with the Chuck 70 re-imagined, Feng Chen Wang established her menswear collection in 2015, after graduating from the prestigious Royal College of Art in London with a master’s degree in menswear fashion.

With a strong focus on technical outerwear, Feng Chen Wang’s design filter for this AW19 collection is sports couture for a female consumer. Feng combines the influence of heritage basketball with the freedom and attitude captured by her design ethos of “Girl Power”. Feng also focuses on the female hand movements as a graphic element to symbolize the power supply needed in the journey to achieve goals.