Converse Oscar Niemeyer Collection

American shoe company Converse has launched a new limited edition collection inspired by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer’s work.

The 104-year-old modernist architect, whose iconic buildings include the Cathedral of Brasilia, reworked five classic styles for Converse, which also reached its 104th birthday this year.

The Oscar Niemeyer Collection for Converse

The trainers, which have a subdued palette of cream and white with dashes of red, are said to be inspired by Niemeyer’s famous quote about curves:

“It is not the right angle that attracts me, nor the straight line, hard and inflexible, created by man. What attracts me is the free and sensual curve – the curve that I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuous course of its rivers, in the body of the beloved woman.”

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The footwear collection consists of the following sneakers: Chuck Taylor All Star Hi, Chuck Taylor All Star Oxford, Chuck Taylor All Star Chukka Boot, Skid Grip Oxford and also the iconic Jack Purcell.

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The Converse x Oscar Niemeyer collection launched at exclusive retailers across Brazil on October 23rd, with prices ranging from $85-$135.

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