Firstly, the Weapon is a classic and iconic model from Converse, here re-imagined and re-interpreted by Rick Owens. The Weapon is therefore infused with the contemporary and architectural aesthetic of Rick Owens. Similarly while maintaining the sporty spirit of the Converse.
“When I see something ubiquitous, I feel like I want to distort it. I don’t know what that’s about. Maybe it’s some kind of adolescent rage. But that’s one of the greatest appeals of the Chuck Taylor All Star.”
“When I think of Converse, I think of the black-and-white Chuck Taylors and the punk rock generation, these have always been iconic pillars of my aesthetic. Wearing Chuck Taylors, you align yourself with a generation that was experimental. There is a confident dynamic to the subculture.”