History meets the future today, as Converse announced its collaboration with digital band Gorillaz on a collection of classic Chuck Taylor colorways to be released in February 2012. Above is a sneak peek of the first colorway, a military-inspired camouflage print, taken from the cover of the band’s self-titled debut. Every shoe from the collection has a Gorillaz heel tab and hangtag, and the kicks retail at $60. More, from converse:
Launching in February 2012, the styles from the collection combine the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette with the band’s legendary graphic images. Award-winning designer and Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett has designed exclusive prints incorporating elements from their ground breaking artwork.. Each design melds their diverse backgrounds and unique influences to create a revolutionary collection. The partnership with Gorillaz will also include a Converse “Three Artists. One Song” music collaboration that will coincide with the launch of the collection.
“To converse: the exchange of thoughts, feelings or ideas. That’s what Gorillaz are all about, working and collaborating and exchanging ideas with other artists and global communicators. We’ve been trading in ideas and conversing with one another for ten whole years. So I couldn’t think of a better bunch of people to help celebrate our decade in the business than the good people over at the Converse shoe company. Plus I’ve been wearing my Chuck Taylor’s since forever.” – Russel Hobbs, drummer of Gorillaz
To cop a pair, or for all the details on new imagery and release dates, hit converse.com.