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Los Angeles-based, multi-function skate-culture hub, Babylon, partners with Converse on a capsule collection that takes on the creative spirit of both brands. Babylon, created by punk band Trash Talk, serves the LA community as a retail space, skate spot and art gallery. On the nature of the partnership, Babylon’s Lee Spielman states, “Converse has supported so many different forms of creativity throughout the years. Whether it is music, art, skateboarding or sports. That is something that we also represent with Babylon,”

The Chuck Taylor All Star II features Babylon script logos embroidered along the heel and swathed along the shoe’s textured toecap. The design is finished with monochrome, screen-printed “peace signs” throughout the upper.

Familiar Babylon graphics are found are found throughout the collection’s apparel offerings, which include long and short sleeve tees and pullover hoodie.

The Converse x Babylon collection released February 2 at Converse retail stores, third party retailers and on

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