Converse and Just One Eye are on their art game. The shoe company, which has sponsored an emerging-artist award for the past four years, and the forward-thinking boutique will collaborate with artist Nate Lowman on a limited-edition collection.
Lowman used his original work for the collection, deconstructing two of his canvases that depict William De Kooning’s iconic 1954 portrait of Marilyn Monroe. The deconstructed canvas was used to create 21 completely unique pairs of Chuck Taylor high-tops. Lowman will choose one of the 21 pairs to be reproduced.
Just One Eye also tapped filmmaker Joe Pykta, who has worked with The Beatles and Michael Jackson, among others, to create a short film based on and inspired by the collaboration.
The whole project will debut simultaneously on October 25, when Just One Eye will unveil the collection and the film. We’re pleased to premiere the trailer for Pytka’s film above, which features sneak peek of the shoe as well.