It's a big day for Tyler, The Creator, who's launching his fifth studio album, Igor, today. The album has been two years in the making since the release of Flower Boy. But the multi-hyphenate hasn't been keeping still, as evident by his growing GOLF clothing line. Case in point: the latest GOLF le FLEUR* collection that is actually a collaboration between GOLF and Converse, which also drops today.
Why bring up the parallel between the album and the collaboration? Because be it sonically or his personal style, Tyler, The Creator has never been one to shy away from the subversive—take, for example, the past GOLF le FLEUR* collection which saw Tyler work in unusual fabrications like 3M reflective leather as well as burlap on the One Star and Chuck 70s silhouette.
For the latest drop, we see Tyler redefining what a summer sneaker is, by applying quilted velvet over the One Star and Chuck 70s silhouette (we told you the man has a way of tossing traditional notions out the window). When it comes to the GOLF le FLEUR*, the Convere's signature star logo is replaced with Tyler's flower motif. While the fabric choice is unusual, the sneakers are balanced out with the stark contrasts of the clean white soles and laces. For the maximalist who wants to go all the way, the sneakers come with tonal velvet laces for that extra texture.
If you wanna know what Tyler thought of the collection, perhaps this excerpt from the launch of Igor would give you an inside to the mechanism of his beautiful mind.
AS MUCH AS I WOULD LIKE TO PAINT A PICTURE AND TELL YOU MY FAVOURITE MOMENTS, I WOULD RATHER YOU FORM YOUR OWN. IF WE EVER CROSS PATHS, FEEL FREE TO ARTICULATE WHAT THOSE MOMENTS WERE FOR YOU, KEEP IT TIMELY THO I AM NOT TRYNA HAVE AN OPRAH EPISODE. STANK YOU SMELLY MUCHO.
We are definitely going with the purple velvet rendition of the Chuck 70s, but we will be keeping the answers as to why between Tyler and us. Form your own reason with your favourite pair from the collection.
Converse x GOLF le FLEUR* Quilted Velvet is available on May 17, at Converse Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Limited Edition Chamber, Limited Edition Vault @ 313 Somerset and Lazada. The One Star retails at SGD159.90 while the Chuck 70 Hi retails at SGD169.90.