Evocative, forward thinking and praised for their approach to inclusive and genderless fashion, brand of the moment Telfar have dropped an urban collaboration with sportswear brand Converse. Their debut on the SS20 Paris Fashion Week runway saw the New York based label launch a 12 piece pre-collaboration teaser collection, with more pieces promised to arrive in Spring 2021.
The 70s inspired athleisure collection includes ready to wear essentials from graphic tees and basketball jerseys to track pants and printed hoodies, alongside a reinvention of the classic high top chuck 70 converse rendered in a graphic design. Championing old school varsity style and retro silhouettes, the archival sportswear capsule represents the classic Telfar vision and continues to define the brand’s strength in pioneering affordable high end fashion.
Established from humbled beginnings in 2004 by Liberian-American designer Telfar Clemens, the eponymous label have become renowned for their accessibility, affordability, creativity and inclusive approach to luxury fashion. Not to mention, their light speed sell outs and cult success amongst the likes of Dua Lipa, Bella Hadid and Oprah Winfrey. With many of their signature bags notorious for selling out in minutes, the brand even launched a security programme where customers are encouraged to pre order their bags to avoid resales.
The year of 2020 also saw the brand go from strength to strength, with their dedication to diversity, freedom of expression and breaking the boundaries of fashion. The Black Lives Matter Movement certainly became a catalyst for change in fashion and promoting black owned brands, with the Telfar fashion house very much at the heart of this, and continuing to be an advocate for progression in the fashion industry.
Defying all the odds, somehow this unique capsule collection is still available so be sure to check out the official Converse site for the pre-collaboration and prepare yourself for the much anticipated second instalment. With price points ranging from £65 to £120, we wouldn’t want you to miss out.