The theme of last night's 1HUND(RED) artist's dinner was conversation, and with the likes of Terence Koh, Waris Ahluwalia and Lupe Fiasco in attendance, there were healthy doses of it to go around. Over the course of the project, Converse has pulled in collaborators from all over the world, and when you consider the various artifacts and hand drawn/embellished chucks that have been submitted, it seems like each shoe has its own art-fashion dialogue—Koh's very sleek all-white shoe, for example, was inspired by a pearl necklace (wink, wink). We sat at Lupe's table, he was one of the hosts but he also has his own shoe in the series, inspired by the old riddle, "black and white and read all over, Lupe had thrown a bit of French on the sole of his newsprint covered shoe, but no one was actually sure if "Supplementaire! Supllementaire!" actually translated as "Extra! Extra!" in the newsstand, read-all-about-it sense of the word. Maybe it's just the online translator getting a bit too literal. French language experts please holler.
Style: Converse 1HUND(RED) Conversations
April 17, 2009