November 29, 2011 BY John Kim / 2
Converse’s partnership with (PRODUCT)RED, the worldwide charity that promotes awareness for the fight against AIDS in Africa, continues this Holiday 2011 season with a Chuck Taylor designed by Brooklyn-based artist José Parlá. Following last year’s successful RED x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star capsule that featured other well-known artists such as Cody Hudson and Parra, the José Parlá x Converse Chuck Taylor utilizes the artist’s signature brush strokes, which blends calligraphy, textures, collage, and colors that sums up into a complex theme inspired by his painting “Ephemeral Pitches, and Notes, Rhythm and Phonetics”. These will release on World AIDS Day, which falls on December 1st, 2011, at Converse First String retailers worldwide for $100, as well as the Stussy NYC store. More images below, so take a peek and let us know what you think.