Tyler, the Creator and Converse are joining forces.
Despite Flower Boy’s release day just around the corner (July 21, keep up), the rapper and designer has lent some of his weird and wonderful brain to Converse for an exclusive long-running partnership. If you think that the word ‘partnership’ sounds a bit formal for the Odd Future man, the announcement video below should do enough to reassure you. Shit gets loud; shit gets broken.
To kick off the collaboration, the pair have announced a unique line of One Star sneakers, coming in light blue and with a clearwater colour way handpicked by Tyler himself. The shoe also features what Converse are calling ‘one-of-kind graphics’ on the sock liner, also courtesy of Tyler.
2,100 of the hip-hop artist’s fans who attended last year’s Tyler’s Golf Wang Fashion Show will receive a pair of the limited-edition One Star in a special box and note from Tyler. For the rest of us, you get them from the Golfwang site, or via the Converse online store.
Words by Niall Flynn