Converse Shapes: A genderless (and sustainable) collection

Posted: 11 March 2020 9:49 am


You define the clothes, instead of the clothes defining you.

What do you get when you combine five pieces with four sizes? One genderless collection by Converse.

This is the first time Converse is coming out with a non-binary fashion edit. It's called Converse Shapes and it's a line of sportswear pieces – think T-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts and chinos.

It's designed for all different body shapes, rather than split into genders, so anyone can wear what they please. In order to ensure the pieces can fit varying body shapes, the brand has included details like gussets, pleats and elastic waistbands. That way, the clothing items can easily expand or collapse as needed.

In addition to social responsibility, Converse has made this collection sustainable. All the items are made from 50% recycled cotton and 50% organic cotton. The cuts of the garments have also been considered to ensure the least waste as possible.

At this point, we're just wondering... is there anything the brand can't do?

Jonathan Tappan is the vice president and general manager of apparel and accessories for Converse.

He said: "Shapes is the perfect example of how to meet the consumer in their element. By bringing functionality, inclusivity and comfort to everyday clothes, we believe we can really change the game."

When and where you can shop

When can you get your hands on it? The exact launch date is yet to be announced but we do know that it's going to be sometime in autumn 2020. This is most likely referencing the Northern Hemisphere, so for us Aussies, it's looking more like spring.

The most obvious place to shop is of course Converse online. We don't have any news on global stockists just yet but watch this space.

In the meantime, you can shop the coveted label from stores like THE ICONIC, City Beach, HYPE DC and Platypus Shoes.

For more, you can check out our guide on where to shop gender neutral clothing.

Main image: WWD

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