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Brain Dead and Converse announce their second collaboration with three limited edition shoe designs, available via wearebraindead.com, DSMLA, DSMNY, Brain Dead Milano and select retailers worldwide. Brain Dead enlisted the help of previous collaborator Dev Hynes (back in June Brain Dead and Dev Hynes teamed up to create a charity shirt which raised over $500k for Black and LGBTQ+ organizations) to direct a short film entitled Variations which accompanies the release. Variations draws parallels between the universality of Converse's Chuck Taylor and the boundless varieties of expressions possible by young musicians. The short film features a variety of young LA based musicians including Hello Yello and performers from the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA), the largest majority Black orchestra in America. Born out of this project Brain Dead introduces, Luminous Sound, a fund which recognizes music as a keystone of culture. This fund is established with the goal of supporting those who work in communities across the globe to ensure future generations have equal access to music education and resources. The pursuit of music education provides pupils with an acute appreciation of what it means to be a part of something with intent and meaning. Music is woven into the DNA of Brain Dead and with that we want to serve the communities that continue to be a constant source of inspiration. ICYOLA is Luminous Sound’s first recipient, a special charity shirt is available for pre-order for 48 hours via Brain Dead’s website starting at 10AM PT Thursday, November 19th, profits will be donated to help ICYOLA provide their students with access to reliable internet, technology for continuing their education, and private lessons.Converse’s Chuck Taylors have remained a staple of footwear since their redesign in 1922. Their classic look is timeless and genre-less, a shoe capable of ushering generations through the arc of their own self expression. Brain Dead and Chuck Taylor ankle patches, split license plate, deconstructed foxing with bold mismatched pattern.
Materials:Deconstructed foxing with bold mismatched pattern. Canvas construction / solid black. Brain Dead and Chuck Taylor ankle patches. Co-branded sock liner. Split license plate.
Chuck 70s run slightly oversized, with respect to the contemporary Chuck model.