Converse has teamed up with world-famous virtual band Gorillaz for a new footwear collection to be launched this spring. The four distinct design concepts combine the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette with a collection of prints by award-winning designer and Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett.
A military inspired camouflage print (taken from the cover of their self-titled debut) is the signature design for the collection, and also features on a black/brown canvas hi-top shoe featuring an image of their famous Pazuzu character. The lining of both designs have an exclusive print, featuring a collage of images from their album artwork made specifically for the collaboration.
The partnership with Gorillaz will also include a Converse ‘Three Artists. One Song’ original track titled ‘DoYaThing’ featuring Gorillaz, James Murphy and Andre 3000 of OutKast. The free track will be available for download at www.converse.com on 23 February 2012.
To celebrate the collection and impending release of ‘DoYaThing’, Gorillaz Sound System will return to play their second date at the legendary 100 Club in London on Wednesday 15 February. Fully endorsed by Gorillaz, Gorillaz Sound System is a unique audio-visual experience, featuring DJs, live percussion and special projections.
The Converse & Gorillaz collection will be available at Journeys and globally at premium retail stores and online at www.converse.com from 23 February 2012.