Vince Staples is proud to be from California — his past experience growing up in Long Beach along with hopping into a network of native rappers that included Mac Miller and Tyler The Creator has made him a bonafide man of the streets. Footwear brand Converse invited Staples to host the latest edition of Forever Chuck Scenes an ongoing project that details the roles Chuck Taylor's have had in various galvanizing youth cultures.
The new Golf le Fleur x Converse One Star sees custom stitching around the star on the lateral panel of the sneaker to resemble a flower, branding on the tongue, has Golf with its iconic flower logo on the bottom of outsole, the words “DON’T LET EM KILL YOUR FLOWERS, WATER YOUR GARDEN AND STUNT” above the outsole, and a bee decorating the rear heel panel.
Los Angeles based artist Cali Thornhill DeWitt is known to many as the visual designer behind the near-ubiquitous gothic-font merch for Kanye West's Life of Pablo. In the art world, Dewitt is a cult favorite known for his stark, immediate prints identified by their distinctive us of all caps lettering. Inspired by military goods and Converse's outdoor heritage, Cali lends his visual art to the Converse Urban Utility program to give it a punk twist. STYLE#160316C