Converse Announces First Essentials Apparel Range


This Fall/Holiday 2016, CONVERSE introduces the Converse Essentials collection of timeless apparel staples, designed to wear better with time. To provide unmatched comfort, each detail was obsessed over to deliver a premium apparel collection that caters to a lifestyle of maximum movement and mobility. With a nod to the Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers, the Converse Essentials collection not only looks better with age and wear, but becomes even softer with each wear. Each piece includes fabric that fades naturally with long-term wear, durable stitching and a managed shrinkage fit that remains the same throughout its lifespan.

The new Converse Essentials collection, offered for both men and women, consists of today’s apparel mainstays, including a tee, crewneck, pant and pull-over hoodie. The pre-washed material allows for minimal shrinking with men’s pieces cut for a modern fit allowing for maximum movement and layering, and a women’s cut that is a bit more form fitting, both crafted for ultimate style and flattery.

Elevated construction puts a twist on these tried and true silhouettes, for styles that consumers can wear day in and day out. The Converse Essentials crewneck heroes the collection, and along with the rest of the assortment, achieves a flat construction to eliminate any bulk and discomfort. The pull-over hoodie have a ribbed binding at the pockets and collar for a clean, simple look, a double layer, single seam hood for added warmth and a sewn-in collar notch for additional stretch when pulling over the head. An inner phone pocket can be found in these styles as well, completing the silhouettes with a modern necessity.

To introduce the Converse Essentials collection, Converse will drop a limited-edition Converse Essentials x Fragment collection, designed by Fragment founder Hiroshi Fujiwara, a globally influential designer and a pioneer for Nike’s limited-edition HTM line. Hiroshi himself tested this philosophy by washing his collection for the equivalent of 12 years. The result is a vintage garment, ready for today that celebrates the construction while showing the possibilities of the Essentials collection.

The new Converse Essentials x Fragment line consists of today’s apparel mainstays, including a crew and tee. Each piece is made of premium cotton in pigment dyed Black and features the “Fragment” word mark and logo in plastisol to ensure durability.

The limited-edition Converse Essentials x Fragment collection will launch on Wednesday, September 28, at END, Foot Patrol and select pinnacle retailers and on from £35 to £80.

The new inline Fall 2016 Converse Essentials Apparel will launch on Thursday, September 29, at SIZE? and select pinnacle retailers and on from £30 to £70 in street-ready colors including egret, obsidian and red block.