An avant-garde, a provocateur, a genius. That is Rick Owens, of America’s most renowned fashion designers. Now, in collaboration with Converse, she launches the Converse x DRKSHDW TURBODRK Chuck 70, one of the weirdest sneakers you’ll see in 2023.
Furry material for the upper part of the shoes, zebra print in its traditional black and white, toes that are more square than curvilinear, style that is taller than usual… These sneakers do not leave anyone indifferent.
The furry material of the Converse x DRKSHDW TURBODRK Chuck 70 overlaps the upper, with the exception of the toe box, as he explains. Sneaker News.
While contrasting black detailing runs along the profiles and spine, Co-branded on the elongated tongue and central Converse star patch.
The sole unit is renewed, completely white, generating a contrast with the upper part, especially due to the leather.
The Converse x DRKSHDW TURBODRK Chuck 70 They are available from this week on the official online store of Converse, for 170 dollars.
The story of Rick Owens, the designer of the Converse x DRKSHDW TURBODRK Chuck 70
Richard Saturnino Owens, or Rick Owens, was born in Porterville, California, in 1962. He studied at the Otis College of Art and Design, and in the late 1980s he joined a sportswear company owned by Michele Lamy, whom he later married.
He has received several design awards throughout his career, including the Perry Ellis Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America and the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award.
He is known as the Godfather Of Brutal Girls, since their outfits are used by stratospheric figures of the show such as Madonna, Courtney Love and Rihanna.