Converse remind me of being fifteen. In one whole summer I’d gone from a slightly awkward, slightly chavvy girl to a full blown ‘indie queen’. Admittedly, I thought I pulled the look off well, it helped my friends were in a band, and I genuinely loved some of my outfit choices, still do. I truly believe I founded ‘my style’ when I embraced that adolescent phase. Of course I’ve refined that look, and am less try hard now, but the roots were firmly fixed. To this day, I still look at converse with fondness, even though I haven’t wore a pair for a good few years- I’m more of a cute pair of pumps/boots/heels kind of girl nowadays, trainers never come into the mix. So when I received an email that Converse were teaming up with a few of the UK’s finest creative talents to design some exclusive bags and accessories, I was overjoyed- could it be that I get to wear Converse again?
These experts, who are the in people on style within fashion, music and culture were let loose on a canvas duffle bag, a pencil case and a notebook were given the freedom to express their personal style in their own way. A few of the fashion savvy line up include…
- The amazing stylist and pretty much queen of all fashion trades Alexis Knox.
- Britta Burger, acting Editor at Cooler magazine.
- Hope Von Joel, niece of Jean Shrimpton and amazing accessories designer.
- Chantelle Fiddy, journalist and television & radio presenter.
The new line of Converse Bags & Accessories is available now at stockists including Schuh, JD Sports and www.blackleaf.com. Prices range from £19 – £54.95