Paria Farzaneh and Converse Focus on Functionality for Capsule Collection

By September 6, 2021Fashion News, Sneakers

Utility and aesthetic form combine.

With over three years of collaborative history, Converse and Paria Farzeneh have once again joined forces creating a capsule collection consisting of shoes, clothing and accessories.

For this latest collaboration, the two brand’s have focused on ’90s sportswear and Farzaneh’s Iranian heritage to produce a collection that forefronts practicality alongside aesthetics and cultural references.

Having been the first collaborator to put their own spin on the Converse Pro Leather X2 in January 2020, the British-Iranian designer has created a new take on the basketball shoe. This time around, the sneaker is given a more utilitarian edge with a zip replacing the laces that previously fastened the shoe and an inner sock decorated with pull tabs that sport traditional Iranian prints.

Releasing alongside these sneakers is a range of track tops that utilises the same traditional print as detailing. However, for these garments, the motif is created using a reflective print, adding another layer of utility. Two bags and a bottle holder with removable straps also include practical elements whilst referencing the ’90s sportswear which inspired the collection.

See the Pariah Farzeneh X Converse capsule collection below, which is available starting September 9 from and select retailers.


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