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Sneakers June, 20 2012

Converse x Marimekko Fall 2012 Chuck Taylor All Star Collection

The Converse x Marimekko collection has become known for capturing the Finnish design company’s most vivid and graphic prints and this season doesn’t disappoint – every print has a unique story told through the classic Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star.

The Papajo print was created by designer Annika Rimala and was inspired by carvings found in Maya temples while the Kippis print designed by Maija Louekari was inspired by the idea of decorating a porcelain mug with drawings of crystal glasses to make it perfect for serving celebratory drinks. One of Marimekko’s most popular prints, Unikko, was originally designed in 1964 by Maija Isola as a protest to Marimekko founder Armi Ratia forbidding Marimekko designers from creating floral prints as she felt that flowers would always look more beautiful in nature. The Pirput Parput print was designed by Vuokko Eskolin-Nurmesniemi and gives a pop of color to the classic Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette.

Available now at premium Converse retailers. Suggested Retail Price: $90

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