The Converse x Come Tees graphic collection is available now

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Strongly anchored in the streetwear scene of Los Angeles, Come Tees is a creation of the Californian artist Sonya Sombreuil. Today, through a collaboration with Converse, the brand is spreading its wings while staying true to its distinct aesthetic.

All made and designed in Los Angeles, Come Tees has been offering colorful, graphic apparel featuring Sambreuil’s artwork since 2009. Abstract and graffiti artwork created by the artist, who has previously exhibited his work in New York, Copenhagen and Tokyo , are mostly added to hoodies and t-shirts – the typical canvas on which streetwear labels showcase their graphics.

Teaming up with classic American brand Converse, this way of working continues as hand-drawn graphics have been scanned and printed onto a range of apparel. However, the collaboration also takes the label into new territory, adding a sneaker to the mix.

Titled “Realms and Realities”, the collection aims to create a “glimpse of a personal, introspective dreamscape and shares Come Tee’s dreamlike work through immersive textile, intended to evoke a teenager’s bedroom”, according to a statement from Converse.

For clothing, these dreamscapes can be divided into two categories. One is filled with cartoonish plants and green doodles, presented on a matching white ensemble of a hoodie, t-shirt and chinos. Meanwhile, the other is more of a collage of numbers, phrases and the word “kingdoms” from the collection’s title which is scrawled in large block letters, featured on a t-shirt and shorts.

Bringing together the two graphics that divide the genderless apparel collection, a pair of Converse Chuck 70 sneakers. Elements of both are combined on Converse’s signature sneaker, which also incorporates hand-drawn tiger stripes down the side where ” realities” is written and a more polished tiger stripe pattern on the side where “realms” is airbrushed.

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