Self-expression is celebrated as Converse launches Made By You. Featuring the classic Chuck Taylor as a blank canvas for some of my distant-rolemodels.
Spurred by every individual’s desire to stay true to themselves..to remain their authentic self in this world. Portraits have been curated including a pair of Chuck Taylors belonging to inarguable icons such as Patti Smith, AndyWarhol, Futura, Jefferson Hack, Sayo Yoshida, Kate Lanphear + GlennO’Brien alongside portraits from everyday Chuck Taylor AllStar wearers in various cities from Shanghai to New York, exhibiting each local communitiesspirit.
”Made By You is a true celebration of creative individuals, their stories and
their sneakers. Whether they are hand painted, covered in mud or worn out
with holes, each Chuck Taylor All Star portrait tells a deeply personal story of transformation…”
There’s something quite tiresome about the picture-perfect creators on YouTube—filming in their perfect makeup, donning the perfect outfit, on the perfect holiday with their model beau. Where are the moments when they spill tea on their dress while trying to catch the subway? What about the time they tucked their shirt into their underwear on a blind date?
So when the YouTube stars align and I find a creator who is perfectly imperfect—a tea-loving, lovable 20-something mess just like me—it’s crucial to pay special homage.