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Twist What You Know To
Create What You Don't

Meet the Changemakers:
6 emerging creatives who are using art—and activism—to inspire progress

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Jan 16, 2020

Converse Twisted Collection - What does the future look like?

What does the future look like? It's
bold, dynamic and never not evolving
—it’s rooted in the past, and reaching
for what’s next. At Converse we see
the power of what’s come before,
and then we twist it: remixing and
recreating our Classics.

 

Converse Twisted Collection - Introducing six young innovators

Introducing six young innovators doing
the same, and redefining progress in the
process. From film to fashion, they're
hacking the best of creative culture to
create the reality they want. Twisted,
turned, and transformed. See why the
future is theirs for the making.

Danny Cole wearing Twisted Prep Chuck 70

Danny is wearing Twisted Prep Chuck 70

Bold, bright, and brimming with
energy. Nostalgic forms pick up
forward momentum in Danny's
powerful art.

On going against the grain:


"It is revolutionary to be a person
who listens to themselves while
existing in environments that
really demand conformity."

Caption: Tayahna is wearing Logo Play Chuck 70

Tayahna is wearing Logo Play Chuck 70

Singer, songwriter, producer and DJ
—Tayahna is harnessing a world of
sound to create music that's
uncompromisingly modern.

On using the past as a tool
box to make progress:


"I look to the past—my roots,
my experiences—to gain an
understanding of how to
move forward."

Caption: Aalany is wearing Logo Play Platform

Aalany is wearing Logo Play Platform

Lo-fi tech turns high-end moving
image in the hands of Aalany, a
filmmaker taking VHS and Super8
to uncharted new territory.

On trusting your process:


"You have your own path ahead
of you. Finding your style, finding the
way your art works for you, finding
the people to be around you ... it's just
something that takes time."

Caption: Rieko is wearing CPX70

Rieko is wearing CPX70

Multi-hyphenate Rieko counts
activism, visual art, singing and
entrepreneurship among her skillset
—and delivers it with style.

On sparking a new dialogue:


"You're meant to speak up and have
a stance on something. It's okay to
believe in what you feel no matter
what anyone else thinks of you."

Caption: Munachi is wearing Twisted Prep Chuck 70

Munachi is wearing Twisted Prep Chuck 70

Dynamic and driven by change,
photographer and director Munachi's work
draws on Afrofuturism and pop aesthetics
to pave the way for what's next.

On his drive to innovate:


"To create is just my purpose on
this earth. It's what makes me the
happiest. It's the reason I wake up
every morning."

Caption: Ashlee is wearing Run Star Hike (Blue colorway coming soon)

Ashlee is wearing Run Star Hike
(Blue colorway coming soon)

Raw and revolutionary, Ashlee is a
conceptual fashion designer and
illustrator, subverting established
traditions to inspire the masses.

On going her own way:


"The convention is to be normal,
to fit in. I don't try to not fit in—I'm
just myself. I'm my own individual."


Twist What You
Know To Create
What You Don't

Meet the Changemakers:
6 emerging creatives who are using art—and activism—to inspire progress

JAN 16 2020

Jan 16, 2020

What does the future look like? It's bold, dynamic and never not evolving - it's rooted in the past, and reaching for what's next. At Converse we see the power of what's come before, and then we twist it: remixing and recreating our Classics.

Introducing six young innovators doing the same, and redefining progress in the process. From film to fashion, they're hacking the best of creative culture to create the reality they want. Twisted, turned, and transformed. See why the future is theirs for the making.

Caption Danny is wearing: Twisted Prep Chuck 70

Danny is wearing Twisted Prep Chuck 70

Bold, bright, and brimming with energy. Nostalgic forms pick up forward momentum in Danny's powerful art.


On going against the grain:

"It is revolutionary to be a person who listens to themselves while existing in environments that really demand conformity."

Caption: Tayahna is wearing Logo Play Chuck 70

Tayahna is wearing Logo Play Chuck 70

Singer, songwriter, producer and DJ—Tayahna is harnessing a world of sound to create music that's uncompromisingly modern.


On using the past as a tool
box to make progress:

"I look to the past—my roots,
my experiences—to gain an
understanding of how to
move forward."

Caption: Aalany is wearing Logo Play Platform

Aalany is wearing Logo Play Platform

Lo-fi tech turns high-end moving image in the hands of Aalany, a filmmaker taking VHS and Super8 to uncharted new territory.


On trusting your process:

"You have your own path ahead of you. Finding your style, finding the way your art works for you, finding the people to be around you ... it’s just something that takes time."

Caption: Rieko is wearing CPX70

Rieko is wearing CPX70

Multi-hyphenate Rieko counts activism, visual art, singing and entrepreneurship among her skillset—and delivers it with style.


On sparking a new dialogue:

"You're meant to speak up and have a stance on something. It's okay to believe in what you feel no matter what anyone else thinks of you."

Caption: Munachi is wearing Twisted Prep Chuck 70

Munachi is wearing Twisted Prep Chuck 70

Dynamic and driven by change, photographer and director Munachi's work draws on Afrofuturism and pop aesthetics to pave the way for what's next.


On his drive to innovate:

"To create is just my purpose on this earth. It's what makes me the happiest. It's the reason I wake up every morning."

Caption: Ashlee is wearing Runstar Hike (Blue colorway coming soon)

Ashlee is wearing Runstar Hike
(Blue colorway coming soon)

Raw and revolutionary, Ashlee is a conceptual fashion designer and illustrator, subverting established traditions to inspire the masses.


On going her own way:

"The convention is to be normal, to fit in. I don't try to not fit in—I'm just myself. I'm my own individual."

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What You Don't

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