This year Converse marks its 100th anniversary. The Converse Rubber Shoe Co. was founded in 1908 by Marquis Mills Converse in Malden, Mass. Appealing to everyone from athletes to WWII soliders to punk rockers, the house responsible for America’s most iconic sneakers has stood the test of time—as have some of its original styles: The Chuck Taylor All Star and the Jack Purcell. To celebrate classic footwear that bridges function and fashion, the company has developed the 1Hund(Red) Artists campaign, enlisting 100 creative types, including Kenji Nakayama, Lena Corwin, Holly Curtis and Camilla Engman, to use sneakers as their blank canvases. Their original artwork has been put into production and sales will benefit (Project) Red for AIDS relief in Africa. They are available at select retailers and converse.com.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive