Converse and Alber Elbaz Finally Reveal Their High-End "Avant" Collection

Consisting of six styles that are either scribbled or streamlined.
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It was announced late last year that former Lanvin creative director Alber Elbaz would be collaborating with Converse on a collection to help celebrate the All Star model’s 100th anniversary. The news then followed with the reveal of the “Avant Converse” collection that’s considered to be the brand’s high-end line.

The first release of the range will consist of six iterations — all made from leather and featuring either Elbaz’s signature scribbles or just simply designed in white or brown. The pairs come in a special luxe packaging that includes an “Avant” branded box and dust bag. Additionally, there will be a one-day installation at the Bank Gallery in Tokyo on March 25 to celebrate the official launch.

The sneakers will range from 32,000 Yen (approx. $280 USD) to 45,000 Yen (approx. $395 USD) with a March 25 release date. No info yet on official stockists so stay tuned as we get more information.

Bank Gallery
150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya – Japan
+81 3-6427-5834

SourceWWD Japan
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