A run down on interesting concepts to come seasons ahead during the Milan Fashion Week, this collaborative project between Italian fashion house MISSONI and CONVERSE came up first. An extension of the MISSONI Men's Collection for Spring/Summer 2012, the knitted CONVERSE Auckland Racer will set the base for the ongoing collaboration. While not a well-known silhouette,the Auckland Racer was one of CONVERSE's first attempt in creating a running sneaker back in 1970s. Soon, it became a popular footwear for those with an active lifestyle yet looking for an in-between footwear between style and function. For this particular 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.