Converse reveals the uniquness of the LA street culture scene with four all new collaborations that consist of well-known West Coast establishments, Babylon LA, ROKIT, CLOT, and RSVP Gallery to produce a new offering of footwear and apparel. The collaboration pays homage to the diversity of LA streetwear as each of these brands represent their own perspective of silhouettes (Chuck 70; Fastbreak; One Star CC) and color palettes that caters to Converse’s basketball heritage for the NBA All-Star Weekend.
WHAT: Lee Spielman and Garrett Stevenson’s label, Babylon LA, has created a sense of community for Los Angeles youth. Intended to be a cultural center for kids of the skate scene, Babylon continues to push the envelope of the DIY mentality of punk and skateboarding in a welcoming atmosphere.
WHERE: 1320 North Highland Avenue in Hollywood
SILHOUETTES: Fastbreak Hi ($120) and Chuck 70 Lo ($110)
COLOR POP: Gray
WHAT: Created by Bam Barcena, Nico Guardalabene and Rionism, Rokit exemplifies a clever blend of basketball and skate sensibilities with detail-oriented minimalist tendencies.
WHERE: Union LA at 110 South La Brea Ave in Los Angeles
SILHOUETTES: Fastbreak Mid ($120) and Chuck 70 Hi ($110)
COLOR POP: Orange
WHO: RSVP Gallery
WHAT: Don C and Virgil Abloh’s high-powered art-gallery-slash-luxury-clothing boutique bridges hip-hop, fashion and pop art, making it the epicenter of collaboration and fashion creativity.
WHERE: 905 South Hill Street in Los Angeles
SILHOUETTES: One Star CC ($110) and Chuck 70 Hi $120)
COLOR POP: Yellow
WHAT: Edison Chen and Kevin Poon’s lifestyle brand (and longtime Converse collaborator) CLOT is streetwear’s thoroughfare from east to west.
WHERE: Juice LA at 801 Matteo Street in Los Angeles
SILHOUETTES: One Star CC ($110) and Chuck 70 Hi ($120)
COLOR POP: Purple
Babylon LA, Rokit, RSVP Gallery and CLOT footwear ranges from $110 to $120 and apparel ranges from $45 to $150 and will be available February 10 on converse.com and at Converse Santa Monica and select retailers globally.