Harlem’s A$AP Nast, an avid collector of mid-century modern furniture, teams with Converse for a footwear and apparel collection incorporating materials of various textures, patterns and understated shades all inspired the recording artist’s favorite period of design history.
“Being born and raised in Harlem, I’m excited to drop my [first] design collaboration in my city. Fashion has always been a priority whether expressed through my style or rap– I am telling a story,” says Nast. “As a young creative, Converse gave me the opportunity to share my vision, passion, and personal inspiration of a timeless era through the collection.”
The Converse x A$AP Nast collection features a One Star and Chuck Taylor All Star 70 in addition to a custom Converse t-shirt. The One Star is made with a soft-hued corduroy upper in Arrowhead, extra fuzzy laces, and the model’s iconic star in a deep Red Dahlia leather. The Chuck Taylor All Star 70 features a plaid outer with two interchangeable fuzzy laces in Egret and Greener Pastures. The phrase “SOMEWHERE IN MID-CENTURY” appears on both the sneaker’s sidewalls, reminding of the era that influences A$AP Nast’s creative direction. The same phrase is also displayed on the front of the T-shirt, available in Cream, Cardinal, and Dark Chocolate.