Converse and Winnie Harlow Spotlight Global Fashion

The final installment of the Converse Forever Chuck series dives deep into Chucks, from the Runway to the Streets. Paying homage to two of the biggest fashion hubs in the world, London and Paris, the video dives deep into Chuck Taylor’s iconic influence on global fashion. Hosted by international model Winnie Harlow and directed by award-winning filmmaker Karim Huu Do, the video explores the latest trends in high-low styling that pairs corner thrift shop finds with haute couture. Speaking with ground-breaking leaders within the street style scene, Harlow brings viewers into the forefront of trend-driving fashion movements in London and Paris. The video will also feature cameos from some moguls in the fashion industry who have come to embrace Chuck Taylor as part of their style, including Gucci Gang, Jeremy Egry of Etudes Studio, Sarah Andelman (founder of street style mecca Colette) and Emma Hope Allwood of Dazed.

“Fashion is one of the most influential cultural movements and purest forms of individuality and self-expression,” said Julien Cahn, Chief Marketing Officer at Converse. “The versatility of the Chuck Taylor allows the sneaker to be on point with a high-end couture dress or jeans and has remained an iconic symbol of fashion expression worldwide.”

The Forever Chuck series explores three core cultural movements that made the Chuck Taylor iconic: films, LA hip hop and fashion. Each episode uniquely captures the confident and daring spirit of youth that has symbolized Chuck Taylor loyalists in the past, present and future.


     

Miss Universe Candidates Make Personalized Chucks for Charity 

Everyone’s excited about Miss Universe 2017. Pageant enthusiast or not, we have to admit that we are looking forward to seeing who gets to be the best in long gown, best in swimsuit, best in talent, best in Q&A. The competition not only declares the most beautiful; it also displays confidence, wit, talent and creativity. 

As part of displaying the candidates’ creativity, 19 candidates lent their time and talents by participating in producing customized Converse sneakers. These customized pairs of shoes are to be auctioned for the Positive Auction Foundation. This is a foundation supported by the Miss Universe organization which is devoted into helping individuals living with HIV/AIDS and their families, particularly those who are displaced from their employment due to the HIV phenomenon.
The candidates who participated are: 

  • Ms. Angola – Luisa Baptista
  • Ms. Belgium – Stephanie Goldof
  • Ms. Belize – Rebecca Rath
  • Ms. Brazil – Raissa Santana
  • Ms. Bulgaria – Violina Ancheva
  • Ms. Cayman Islands – Monyque Brooks
  • Ms. Costa Rica – Carolina Duran
  • Ms. Germany – Johanna Acs
  • Ms. Guatemala – Virginia Argueta
  • Ms. Iceland – Hildur Maria
  • Ms. Mexico – Kristal Silva
  • Ms. Netherlands – Zoey Ivory
  • Ms. Nicaragua – Marina Jacoby
  • Ms. Panama – Keity Drenan
  • Ms. Paraguay – Andrea Melgarejo
  • Ms. Philippines – Maxine Medina
  • Ms. Russia – Yuliana Korolkova
  • Ms. Thailand – Chalita Suansane
  • Ms. Uruguay – Magdalena Cohendent

    Miss Angola

    Miss Belgium
    Miss BelizeMiss BrazilMiss BulgariaMiss Cayman IslandsMiss Costa Rica

    Miss Germany

    Miss Guatemala
    Miss IcelandMiss MexicoMiss NetherlandsMiss NicaraguaMiss Panama
    Miss Paraguay
    Miss PhilippinesMiss RussiaMiss ThailandMiss Uruguay

    A silent bid auction will be held for beauty pageant patrons and Chucks collectors to get the chance to own these personalized chucks. Bidders may submit their bids, names and contact details through the information officer in the mall exhibit of the shoes or through a private message at the Converse Facebook page. Starting bid for all pairs is at 50USD.

    The personalized pairs may be seen at the exhibits in the following dates and venues:

    • February 3-5: Robinsons Antipolo
    • February 10-12: Robinsons Bulacan and Marquee Pampanga
    • February 17-19: Robinsons Isabela and Robinsons Ilocos Norte
    • February 24-26: Robinsons Tacloban and Robinsons Cebu
    • March 3-5: Gaisano Mall of Davao City and Gaisano Mall of Digos
    • March 10-12: Gaisano Mall of Tagum and Gaisano Mall of Toril
    • March 17-19: Gaisano Mall of General Santos

    Which one’s your fave? I already have my top 3 picks and being a fan of pageants, auctions and Chucks I’m also thinking of joining the bid myself. 

    Stay tuned on Converse’s Facebook page for more of #ConversePHx65MissUniverse.