Converse And CLOT Reunite On A North Pole-Inspired Collaboration
After a trip to the North Pole, CLOT co-founders Edison Chen and Kevin Poon became fascinated by the harsh yet beautiful landscape of the Arctic. The latest capsule, an evolution of the “80’ North” capsule launched in late 2017, references the connection and culture of people, places and ideas across the region.
As a lifestyle brand that extends beyond clothing, CLOT celebrates creativity and individuality by infusing local culture into their designs and remains at the forefront of streetwear culture, CLOT has aimed to bridge Eastern and Western cultures since its inception in 2003.
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For the latest capsule, Chen and Poon were drawn to the Chuck 70 silhouette because of its versatility as well as the attention to detail and premium materials. Similarly, the Jack Purcell silhouette offers an iconic and classic style statement, easily identifiable by its signature “smile,” a silhouette CLOT leverages for the second time in the duo’s seven-year relationship.
Using the two silhouettes, CLOT crafted a footwear capsule featuring an array of neutral tones, extreme textures and hidden discovery elements as a tribute to their Arctic expedition.
The Chuck 70 silhouette features a Tri-Panel Sherpa execution, patchworked together in a variety of off-white shades. The interior is fur lined to mimic the cozy-looking exterior, and the heelstay includes a zipper closure system down for easy on and off wear. While the Jack Purcell silhouette includes classic Egret foxing, a Sherpa lining upper and a removed heel counter to create a “slipper” feel.
Both sneakers have paw prints embedded into the translucent outsole, as well as translucent foxing and multiple lace options.
Converse x CLOT will be available on February 1 exclusively at www.converse.com.au and Area 51 store (Auckland & Wellington) from RRP $160.
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