August 26, 2009 BY Aaron Kr.
To celebrate their 5th anniversary, renowned Amsterdam sneaker heavyweights, Patta, will be joining forces with both Converse and local Dutch band, Le Le, to not only help celebrate the milestone, but also to proudly display their love of music and fresh kicks. The collaboration consists of two different Converse sneakers, as well as two matching jackets and a 12-inch record release. The Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star installment will come in a quilted grey suede upper with a burgundy lining and accents. The other shoe, the Pro Leather 76, reverses the color scheme, using a corduroy burgundy upper with a quilted grey lining. Keep reading for more info and pictures of the entire collection, which will be available at Patta beginning September 5th.
Converse X Patta X Le Le – Anniversary Collaboration
Converse and the Patta collective join together in their mutual love for classic product, music and bringing friends together.
As Amsterdam’s favorite sneaker collective turns five, Patta joins with Converse to create a unique anniversary pack rooted in their mutual love for music, friends and classic street style. In true family-fashion, the collaborators teamed up with the quirky Amsterdam-based music trio Le Le to produce a 12-inch record with ”banging inner-city chic” tracks commemorating the anniversary.
With a nod toward street culture and Converse’s basketball history, the anniversary pack features a classic Varsity Jacket along with two of the brand’s most iconic silhouettes: the Chuck Taylor Hi and the Pro Leather 76.
Inspired by the iconic Letterman design, the Varsity jacket comes in burgundy corduroy with a reversible grey quilted fleece lining. The collegiate aesthetic of the jacket is lent to the two shoes in an “opposites attract” manner. The Pro Leather sports a deep burgundy corduroy upper with quilted grey lining while the Chuck is the polar opposite with a quilted suede upper and burgundy corduroy lining. The Chuck is an exclusive 60s vintage makeup with higher rands and a clean midsole without the usual pinstripe creating a more classic look. The anniversary launch also marks the first time this exclusive model airs in the streetwear community.
Rounding out the pack is the 12-inch Le Le record with two new tracks, “We Are Le Le” and “Slotmachine.” Inspired by a plethora of music styles – from Disco and Electro to cliché gangster rap – Le Le isn’t limited to just one genre and their unique party-sound fits perfectly to the collaboration. To commemorate the launch of the anniversary pack, Le Le will play at two exclusive release events in Paris on September 9th (in collaboration with Colette and Pigalle) and in Berlin September 10th (In collaboration with WoodWood).
The Converse X Patta X Le Le Anniversary Pack launches on September 5 at Patta, with a global launch to follow at selected top tier Converse retailers.