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Converse’s New Collaboration with A$AP Nast Offers Mid-Century Vibes

Hip-hop artist A$AP Nast reveals a new side of himself—mid-century modern furniture collector—in a new collaboration with Converse.

Nast and Converse teamed up on a limited-edition footwear and apparel collection inspired by the distinct colors and materials of the design period.

The Converse One Star features a mustard yellow corduroy upper, fuzzy laces and the iconic Converse star in deep red leather. The Chuck Taylor All Star 70 gets a retro-cool update with plaid. Both sneakers include the phrase “Somewhere in Mid-Century” on the sidewalls. The same phrase takes center stage on T-shirts, offered in cream, cardinal and dark chocolate.

The Converse x A$AP Nast collection exclusively launches at the Foot Locker flagship store in Times Square on Thursday.

“Being born and raised in Harlem, I’m excited to drop my [first] design collaboration in my city. Fashion has always been a priority whether expressed through my style or rap—I am telling a story,” said Nast. “As a young creative, Converse gave me the opportunity to share my vision, passion and personal inspiration of a timeless era through the collection.”