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    Converse x Missoni: Archive Project (Pro Leather shoe)

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Gary Card creates sweet installation for new Converse/Missoni collaboration

Posted by Rob Alderson,

Us humans are a perplexing bunch. Tell us that we can’t have something and my word that is the ONLY thing in the world we can think about. Iconic Italian fashion brand Missoni seem to appreciate this and so have collaborated with Converse to bring back some of their deadstock fabrics which are no longer available.

The 20-pair collection launched today not only showcases Missoni’s trademark vibrant, colourful creations but the two brands have also commissioned uber-talented London set designer Gary Card to make an installation for Colette Paris which will show off the new shoes.

Seems like a trip to Paris is in order immediately – meet you at St Pancras yeah?

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    Gary Card: Converse x Missoni installation for Colette Paris (Picture by William Selden)

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    Gary Card: Converse x Missoni installation for Colette Paris (Picture by William Selden)

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    Gary Card: Converse x Missoni installation for Colette Paris (Picture by William Selden)

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    Gary Card: Converse x Missoni installation for Colette Paris (Picture by William Selden)

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    Gary Card: Converse x Missoni installation for Colette Paris (Picture by William Selden)

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    Converse x Missoni: Archive Project (Auckland shoe)

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    Converse x Missoni: Archive Project (Auckland shoe)

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    Converse x Missoni: Archive Project (Auckland shoe)

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    Converse x Missoni: Archive Project (Auckland shoe)

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    Converse x Missoni: Archive Project (Pro Leather shoe)

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    Converse x Missoni: Archive Project (Pro Leather shoe)

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    Converse x Missoni: Archive Project (Pro Leather shoe)

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    Converse x Missoni: Archive Project (Pro Leather shoe)

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    Converse x Missoni: Archive Project (Pro Leather shoe)

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    Converse x Missoni: Archive Project (Pro Leather shoe)

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Posted by Rob Alderson

Rob joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in July 2011 before becoming Editor-in-Chief and working across all editorial projects including itsnicethat.com, Printed Pages, Here and Nicer Tuesdays. Rob left It’s Nice That in June 2015.

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