Collaboration Fashion - Design Bureau


Missoni & Converse

Keds & Jenny Holzer

Jean Paul Gaultier & Roche Bobois

Collaboration Fashion

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Several sophisticated design houses are adding a twist to their usual collections with fresh and unexpected collaborations. Check out a few of these eye-catching fusions, some of which combine classic ideas with a modern flair, while others infuse high-end style into wardrobe basics.

Missoni and Converse

Missoni and Converse have joined forces to create a vibrant version of the Chuck Taylor All-Star sneakers. The Italian label, known for its dizzyingly colorful zig-zag pattern, has breathed new life into the classic kicks. The collection features one-of-a-kind space-dyed knits on the sides of the shoe and soft sheep leather on the tongue, heel and collar.

Jenny Holzer and Keds

Keds teamed up with conceptual artist Jenny Holzer to create three classic Champions and two high-top styles for the KedsWhitney Collection. Each shoe displays the text: “Protect Me From What I Want,” a nod to her signature text series found everywhere from LED signs to stone benches. The sneakers are available in white, gray and black.

Jean Paul Gaultier and Roche Bobois

Flashy French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier has entered into an unlikely partnership with furniture designer Roche Bobois to create a line of bold, contemporary pieces for the home. The line marries Gaultier’s signature nautical stripes and playful prints and patterns with Roche Bobois’ sleek aesthetic to create transformable sofas, bedroom sets and home accessories.

Missoni for Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Shoe, $200, available at Missoni boutiques; KedsWhitney Collection, $70-75,; Jean Paul Gaultier for Roche Bobois, price upon request,


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