World renowned Chinese celebrity Zhang Yixing or professionally known as Lay Zhang (张艺兴) has just dropped his second collaboration with Converse. For the uninitiated, he is (still) a member of K-Pop group EXO. Just like his first pair of Converse partnership, Lay Zhang has again used his iconic geometric insignia as the foundation for his second pair of charming Chuck 70. Fans who have been following his expansive career would immediately recognize that this is his creation.
Lay Zhang's Blue and White Porcelain Bandana Converse Sneakers
Clad in pure white, this pair of exclusive Chuck Taylor showcases an icy sole together with unique oriental flower motif that matches the print on the shoe's tongue and rear. This similar floral pattern can also be seen gracing the sneaker's highlight: A matching blue and white bandana which wraps around the upper part of the shoes complete with Lay Zhang's logo. Fret not as the bandana could be detached and worn as either a headgear or an accessory, depending on your preference.
Do you like the floral print design?
Those who are familiar with the oriental culture will be quick to point out that the floral prints are actually part of the famous blue and white porcelain (青花瓷) which is synonymous with the Chinese culture. Yupe! These blue and white prints are usually found on ancient pottery which can be found in China (of course) and across antique shops all over the world. So it is east meets west for this collaboration between Converse and the mainland celebrity.
Meet Lay Zhang the designer!
I must admit that this pair of Converse sneakers Lay Zhang is really a novelty, more so because it exudes the beauty of a country's culture. Having said so, it will be highly unlikely to see this pair of Blue and White Porcelain Bandana Converse Sneakers outside of mainland China. Most probably it might be released regionally in selected markets such as China, Taiwan and South Korea as well. No release date so far for this pair of unique bandana Converse sneakers. Will you wear a pair of footwear with Bandana wrapping around feet?