Let’s see how Converse and Hiroshi Fujiwara revived the iconic silhouette. The Converse Weapon is a basketball shoe that debuted in 1986. It quickly became popular among teams, games and individuals who loved basketball culture. A reimagined take on Converse Weapon reappeared in 2021 through the Converse CX line. The silhouette was also the subject of a TURBODRK collaboration from Rick Owens.

Hiroshi’s approach

In 2023, the Weapon returns to its original form through a new collaboration with Fragment’s Hiroshi Fujiwara. The Converse x FRGMT Weapon has a full leather upper with color-blocking on different parts of the shoe. The sneaker features a stamped Fragment design logo on the side of the heel, showing the subtle branding of the design house. Additionaly, the shoe has a leather woven tongue with an original Converse Weapon label and a terry cloth lining.

The creators draw inspiration from Converse’s legacy in sports and Fragment’s signature aesthetic. The collaboration uses a minimalistic approach that emphasized the classic, Sport Royal blue and black color scheme, traddemark for the most iconic Fragment collaborations. The apparel capsule is apcked with details. The wool varsity jacket features Melton Wool and embroidered logos on chest and wrist. The french terry hoodie has water based screen printed graphics on center back, and the FRGMT logo stitched at the front. The two loose-fit jersey tees feature silk-printed Converse and Fragment logos.

Communities across basketball, sport, music and art have always embraced Converse. The Weapon is Converse’s way of serving those communities again, allowing the next generation of creatives to discover it for themselves.

The Converse x FRGMT Weapon collection will be available on May 11 on converse.com and at limited retail partners.

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How Converse and Hiroshi Fujiwara Revived the Iconic Weapon Silhouette

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