Converse 1HUND(RED) – Fall/Holiday 2008 Collection

By - June 3rd, 2008

Converse 1HUND(RED)   Fall/Holiday 2008 Collection

As part celebration of its 100th anniversary and part of its commitment to (RED), a global fund that benefit the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa. Converse’s 1HUND(RED) just debut its second collection for Fall/Holiday 2008 season. Once again, 100 artists/designers across the globe will utilize the iconic Converse Chuck Taylor All Star as their canvas and sketch pads, resulting an unique artwork from each collaboration. Each footwear will then be available for purchase at selected retailers for a price range of US$ 49 ~ US$ 75, with 10% of the net profit go into (RED). Be on the look out as the first few items from 1HUND(RED) Fall/Holiday 2008 collection will start to appear at selected retailers and www.converse.com online store this month

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Converse 1HUND(RED)   Fall/Holiday 2008 Collection
(Converse) RED – African Canvas Chuck Taylor All Star Hi – 106127F

Converse 1HUND(RED)   Fall/Holiday 2008 Collection

(Converse) RED – African Canvas Chuck Taylor All Star Hi – 106127F

(Converse) RED – African Canvas
Converse willdebut the African Canvas collection of Chuck Taylor All Star shoes produced with canvas made in Africa. These classic looking versions of the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star shoe come in the familiar black and red canvas graced with a tribal “X” pattern on the heel stripe, signifying that they are made of this special canvas. Available in high top and oxford versions and retail for MSRP $49 with 5% of the net wholesale price of these shoes going to the Global Fund. These shoes will be available nationwide at specialty retailers and online at www.converse.com beginning in June.

Converse 1HUND(RED)   Fall/Holiday 2008 Collection
Converse 1HUND(RED) – Michael Schall (Artist #33) 100 Pipez

Converse 1HUND(RED)   Fall/Holiday 2008 Collection
Converse 1HUND(RED) – Michael Schall (Artist #33) 100 Pipez

Michael Schall (Artist #33)
Somewhere between the poles of sci-fi flicks and Dutch master paintings is the work of Brooklyn, New York-based Michael Schall. Detailed and intricate, his drawings create a fantasy world exploring technology and culture. Now a rising star on the global gallery circuit, his work has been shown in Europe and New York. One of the key symbols in his fictional universe is pipe fittings. Depicted in the natural environment they represent progress in his work. For his Converse 1HUND(RED) Artists shoe, Schall wanted to use the fittings against the canvas of a Chuck Taylor All Star shoe. “I thought they would be a good way to talk about change.” Plus, he explains, it’s not hard to make the connections from pipes to the circulatory system. He also wanted his design to embody (PRODUCT) RED itself. “I wanted the design to represent a collective effort, so I wanted my shoe to be a system of 100 individual elements working together. You know,” he says, “in the history of art and culture, I don’t think an artist has ever started a revolution, but there have been plenty of artists that have galvanized one.”

Michael Schall’s Converse 1HUND(RED) Artist collaboration shoe will be available in June at select specialty retailers nationwide and online at www.converse.com. MSRP $54 with 10% of the net wholesale price going to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Geneva, Switzerland).

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