To celebrate the Spring 2014 release of their iconic All Star Chuck ’70 silhouette, Converse hosted the UK “Sneakers Clash” project launch. Inspired by the bold and timeless spirit of the All Star Chuck ’70, the project involves a series of vibrant color installations taking place across London. The initiative kicked off in the English capital last night, with the launch of the new All Star Chuck ’70 and the unveiling of the Wall of Clash. The Wall of Clash brings together local street artists on two huge walls of The Old Vinyl Factory, former home of EMI in Hayes, London. Having been dull and derelict for years, the artists breathe life back into the abandoned space with colorful, contrasting masterpieces.
Not only did the event unveil the Wall of Clash but it played host to live painting sessions by some of the artists, including Remi Rough and System. On top of this, attendees were treated to performances from Shit Robot, Holy Ghost and Factory Floor thanks to the musical partnership with DFA Records – all in a truly unique environment. Check out the action in the gallery above, and search #SneakersClash on Twitter to explore more.
- Photography: Ivan Ogilvie for Highsnobiety.com