Issa Rae x Converse By You Collection

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Issa Rae has teamed up with Converse to release a customizable Converse By You collection. The collection was designed in collaboration with Nicky Fulcher, a young designer personally chosen by Rae, and focuses on the Chuck 70 silhouette.

Fulcher is one. First-generation Haitian-American, and was enlisted in this project by Rae because of their shared experience as young black creatives who value self-expression, creativity, and identity at the same time. These values ​​drive the collection, which features graphic phrases and color palettes designed in collaboration with the Converse design team.

In launching the Converse By You collection, Issa Rae said, “It was about empowering the next generation to rise up and DO what they aspire to. So the team took some of my personal affirmations and approaches to life and incorporated them into the design of the shoe. Fulcher also discussed the project, adding that “collaborating with Issa felt natural. Having the opportunity to collaborate with Issa is a dream come true, not because of who she is, but what she represents.

The customizable Issa Rae By You collection is available now on the Converse online store.

For more from Converse, take a first look at the brand’s upcoming Telfar collab.

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