Converse x Rick Owens DRKSTAR
by Stephen Garner
Converse x Rick Owens DRKSTAR

Converse has teamed up with Rick Owens to launch a second interpretation of the Chuck Taylor silhouette through carefully exaggerated design articulations. 

Called the “DRKSTAR,” Owens presents another new take on the Chuck 70 with inflated proportion. This new silhouette follows on the success of the TURBODRK Chuck 70, the first-ever squared toe execution of a Chuck.

This latest take on the Chuck 70 emerges in both a Hi and Ox cut with a rounded toe cap. The sneaker’s upper is crafted in a heavy-weight 18 oz cotton twill with a notably extended tongue, as seen on both the TURBODRK and TURBOWPN. The black and white colorways continue to mirror Converse’s most classic icon with nuanced stitching that merges Owen’s stark universe of modernist minimalism and contemporary luxury. 

Completing the collection, two accessories both touting the brand’s notable logos: a cap available in black and pearl with refined stitching detail and a backpack with two zip enclosures and two hook and loop tape side pockets to optimize utility. 

The Converse x DRKSHDW DRKSTAR collection will be available globally beginning November 16th at,, Rick Owens shops and select retailers.