Chuck 70 Hi x One Block Down "Protect Your Icon 162050COBDBLK
One Block Down is pleased to present a limited edition Converse Chuck Taylor 70 entitled “Protect Your Icon” on the occasion of its tenth anniversary in 2019. Brushed with resin by hand, this interpretation of the CT70 explores a speculative future for one of Converse’s most iconic silhouettes. The final product is a tribute to the timelessness of the brand, and its stylistic impact in the context of contemporary fashion practice. This creative research study marks the first ever collaboration between One Block Down and Converse, and opens a laboratorial dialogue between industrial production methods and conceptual design. “Protect Your Icon”, conveys a utilitarian ethical code and with its rough finish, a radical treatment toward one of the world’s most recognizable cultural symbols.