Jonathan Anderson’s ongoing exploration of Converse icons introduces new interpretations of the Thunderbolt and Chuck ’70.
In what has become one of the most enlightened footwear collaborations since they first appeared down the runway at Pitti Uomo 2017, Jonathan Anderson’s latest interpretation of iconic Converse sneakers reflects the detailed tension, and ongoing blurring of lines between high fashion and street style.
He calls this collaboration a labor of love and obsession. In Simply_Complex, Jonathan’s emphatic approach to Converse icons dials in on the way a shoe evolves through time and in fashion as they are worn on the streets. With an acute focus on materialization, Simply_Complex continues to see the Thunderbolt and Chuck 70 as core silhouettes to his exploration, reconstructed with nuance to create provoking designs.