As Milan Fashion Week gets underway this week, the new addition for the ever popular collaborative projection between Italian fashion house MISSONI and classic sneaker label CONVERSE was spotted on the runway. As part of the MISSONI Men’s Collection for Spring/Summer 2012, the CONVERSE Auckland Racer will be the cornerstone for the ongoing collaboration. A lesser known silhouette, CONVERSE first created the Auckland Racer during the 1970s as a running sneaker. Soon, it became a popular footwear for those with an active lifestyle and looking for an in-between choice between style and function. For the MISSONI collaboration, the design teams on both sides re-constituted the Auckland Racer in the famous MISSONI knit pattern as a complement to a set of vintage-style track suit, designed by Ottavio Missoni himself back in 1948. And like the Chuck Taylor All Star that came before it, the MISSONI x CONVERSE Auckland Racer will introduce another set of possibilities for both labels.