MODERN UTILITY AND HERITAGE: CONVERSE X PARIA/FARZANEH
With pieces that aim to confront and disrupt the status quo, Paria /FARZANEH’s mission goes beyond fashion. In its new collaboration with Converse, the London-based brand with Iranian roots revisits the Pro Leather X2, offering a revamped take on the iconic court-to-street style. The reissue highlights the silhouette’s exaggerated outsole and fashion-forward edge with a utilitarian zip-up design, inspired by Nineties sportswear and Iranian heritage. In neoprene, it features a sleek color gradient print and hints of suede. Paria /FARZANEH’s signature Iranian paisley, crafted with traditional wood blocking techniques, appears on the interior and sock liner. In short, an expression of heritage, modernity and function. In that same vein, the apparel blends street style and utility function with paisley prints and nods to Middle Eastern culture for today's world.