Converse x Marimekko Holiday 2011 Collection

Converse x Marimekko Holiday 2011 Collection

Friday, October 7, 2011 by Wendy Lam

Chuck Taylor All Star High

I love the Converse x Marimekko collection, so happy that they’re releasing a Holiday 2011 collection. The shoes are decked out in Marimekko’s signature bold prints in festive holiday colors and styles. The styles includes the Jack Purcell Helen, the Chuck Taylor All Star and the Chuck Taylor All Star PJ shoe.

Prints selected for the holiday collaboration include both timeless Marimekko classics as well as newer designs created by influential Marimekko designers Maija Isola and Maija Louekari. The Unikko print, Marimekko’s iconic bright poppy flower pattern originally from 1964 by Maija Isola appears in the collection in a new coloring created by Maija’s daughter Kristina Isola. Maija Isola is also the designer behind the Paprika (bell pepper) pattern, originally from 1965, presented in a fascinating purple-cream colorway, and the more delicate Varpunen (sparrow) print from 1966 that appears in the shoes in a sophisticated navy-silver tone. The Poni (pony) print by Maija Louekari in black-silver and black-white colorways offers a strong graphic alternative in the Converse x Marimekko holiday collection that otherwise features a captivating tonal color palette fit for the season.

The Converse x Marimekko collection will be available nationwide and globally at premium retail outlets and online at beginning this month.

More styles after the jump…

Chuck Taylor All Star
The classic Chuck Taylor All Star shoes get hit with a splash of color for the holiday season. The Paprika print adorns the Chuck Taylor All Star High shoe in rich purple and cream. The Chuck Taylor All Star Ox is available in two prints. With the perfect amount of sophistication for the season, the Varpunen pattern is featured in navy and silver and the Poni print in black and white.
Suggested Retail Price: $90

Jack Purcell Helen
Named for Jack Purcell’s wife, the Helen shoe features the Jack Purcell silhouette with a feminine touch and the signature Purcell smile on the toe. For the holidays, the Helen shoe is featured in Marimekko’s classic Unikko poppy print in brilliant purple and red.
Suggested Retail Price: $90

Chuck Taylor All Star PJ
Slim and sleek, the Chuck Taylor All-Star PJ shoe returns to the Converse x Marimekko collection for the holidays. Made with Chuck Taylor DNA, this shoe is softened with a touch of femininity, a thinner midsole and slimmed down tooling that is easy going and comfortable enough to wear all day long. The PJ is available in the Poni print in black and silver.
Suggested Retail Price: $90



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