In the past few years, collaborations have been recurring at such rampant rates that many projects are often half-hearted and lackluster. And recently, many have tried to steer away from collaboration unless it is a fresh idea that can be executed with flair. However, Dr. Romanelli is one of the rare few who has thrived on collaborations, and restores our faith in the world of cross-pollination. After having worked with Levi’s , Hello Kitty and more, Dr. Romanelli have laid his creative surgical touches on CONVERSE to create a “Born In The USA” pack. This capsule collection are based on the Chuck Taylor All Star Cup Sole. Of course, when paying tribute to the tradition of “Made In USA” and tapping into the great American pride, stars and stripes are indispensable players. One of the models is rendered in duck canvas and melton wool and features the red, white and blue stars and stripes with a collaborative Dr. Romanelli tongue tag and insoles. The other is a more subtle, black tonal rendition of the shoe, with a flash of color in gold eyelets and tongue tags. These are set to release soon on September 15 at Offspring, including Offspring at the Selfridges.