Introducing the first Barriers x Converse collaboration
Style Magazine Newswire | 6/29/2022, 1:34 p.m.
Launching July 21, 2022, Barriers Worldwide releases its first collaboration with Converse. The debut collection details a historical journey which guides the audience via messages and symbols that give voice to those that don’t have one.
Founded in 2015 by Steven Barter, Barriers aims to educate through style. Barriers is active and engaged — teaching, learning and making a statement by elevating heroes, to amplify messages of progress. Barriers is at the front of youth culture evolving fashion from an expression of “being in the know” to “what you know.” Using their products to inspire consumers to understand black history and the figures from key moments.
In the new collection with Converse, the NYC-based brand draws inspiration from The North Star, a 19th-century anti-slavery newspaper. Utilizing a star motif as a cohesive link between the story and the two brands, Barriers educates and empowers a new generation with distinct reworks of the Chuck 70, Pro Leather and court ready apparel.
The story also takes inspiration from when streetwear started in the 80’s to when it became a part of pop culture to today and tomorrow, with those to come next.
TRUE POWER COMES FROM WITHIN - Chuck 70
Barriers pairs the premium canvas with embroidered text, cobranded details and custom star graphics.
ELEVATE HISTORY. EMPOWER THE FUTURE - Pro Leather
Striking details like the suede upper, vibrant contrast laces, cowry-shell inspired lace jewel and Sherpa star chevron put a unique Barriers spin on this classic Converse icon.
LIVE FREE. PLAY FREE - Court Ready Apparel
Converse Court Ready PO hoodie, crossover tee and cutter shorts feature custom Barriers branded elements and star motifs.
The full collection will be available beginning July 21 online at Barriers Worldwide and Converse.com as well as select global retailers.
Chuck 70 - $110 USD
Pro Leather - $110 USD
Court Ready Apparel Hoodie - $120USD
Court Ready Apparel T-Shirt - $55 USD
Court Ready Apparel Shorts - $85 USD