The most recent Converse x MadeMe collaboration by designer Erin Magee, which stars a beaming Lourdes Leon, was born out of destiny. Magee, whose undertaking, MadeMe, has turn out to be the unofficial streetwear model for girls, had worn Converse sneakers as an adolescent within the ’90s. Her love for the One Star shoe was reignited solely a short while earlier than she started formally working with Converse. “I found a pair [of Converse One Stars] on Etsy and they were from maybe 1994,” she says. “I had been wearing them myself for a month or two before Converse called me.” To place the MadeMe spin on the basic, Magee selected 4 completely different colours and elevated materials, akin to a thick corduroy in highlighter yellow or a grass inexperienced suede, then stamped the MadeMe brand on the rubber platform.
There are six extra items, together with a backpack, tracksuit, halter prime, long-sleeved shirt, and unfastened shorts, which vary from $30 to $100. (They’ll drop at converse.com in addition to Dover Road Market on Might 24.) Within the marketing campaign, Leon is a pure within the downtown-friendly clothes and their baggy-tight match, a glance that has turn out to be a timeless cool-girl uniform. The cropped halter prime within the combine is a bit that Magee was impressed to make after taking a look at how younger girls like Leon and frequent collaborator Princess Nokia gown. “Whenever I see them, there’s a little men’s vibe on the bottom, like a loose pant,” she says. “And to make it super-cute or girly, there’s the halter or tube top.”
It’s clear that Leon would put on Magee’s Converse creations of her personal accord. (She additionally starred in Magee’s final collaboration with X-Lady.) In truth, Leon began working with Magee and Converse as a result of she favored the garments even earlier than they had been launched. “She [Leon] was in my office, because we were working on something for MadeMe, and she saw the Converse drawings on the wall and said, ‘Erin, what is this for? I love these new tracksuits. I love these shoes. Can I shoot this?’” says Magee. “I was like, ‘Funny, because I was going to ask you.’” Name it destiny.