And this time around, the Flower Boy is bringing more flowers.
While Converse’s Chuck Taylor is considered the brand’s flagship sneaker, its One Star silhouette has slowly infiltrated the stratosphere of stylish kicks in 2017. Beloved menswear label Engineered Garments just put their elevated spin on the all-American shoe, after Tyler, the Creator collaborated on a One Star release back in August. And it was announced today that Tyler and Converse have teamed up yet again, this time with an even cooler, flower-ier version of the classic sneaker.
Forever the rule-breaker, Tyler, the Creator made a floral motif the centerpiece of the suede kicks. (Flowers in winter? Why the hell not?) Officially dubbed the GOLF le FLEUR* signature sneaker, these shoes are as flashy and colorful as the daring style that Tyler himself has become known for. The lineup comes in a range of saturated colorways, including a deep sunburnt yellow and an intense Kelly green, plus a soft dusty gray for the minimalists out there. The textured suede brings a hit of luxe to the streamlined silhouette, while the unique flower design (a long-running theme in Tyler’s work; see his most recent album, Flower Boy) adds some stylish psychedelic flair. The collaboration didn’t stop at just footwear either—it also includes a Sherpa bomber jacket, shorts, and bucket hat alongside GOLF le FLEUR* graphic pullover hoodies and T-shirts.
Tyler’s outlandish and youthful imagination is what makes him great, and like its previous incarnation, this capsule builds off of that energy. The uncommon color palette and upscale details will appeal to adolescent skate rats, grown-up sneakerheads, and Tyler’s fanbase (which comprises a healthy dose of both). If you want to wear them like Tyler himself, pair the footwear with an equally adventurous outfit from his own Golf Wang label, but know they work just as well as statement kicks on a more toned-down look.
Fans in South Korea will get the first chance to grab the goods at a limited pop-up shop in Seoul next week, while the rest of us will have to wait for the collection to drop at Converse retail stores and select retailers online (including converse.com) on Thursday, Nov. 2.
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