Known for her exploration of her Iranian heritage and challenging western views on Middle Eastern culture, Paria’s work aims to confront and disrupt the status quo. Her latest capsule in partnership with Converse is centered around the Pro Leather X2 sneaker, with a range of apparel and accessories inspired by 90s sportswear. With an experimental twist on the classic silhouette, the sneaker features a chunky sole with utilitarian elements, replacing the traditional lace-up with a zip-up fastening and including a neoprene inner. Arriving in two colorways, ‘Asphalt’ and ‘Grape Royal’ in a gradient arrangement, the sneaker nods to Paria’s heritage with coloured paisley print accents.
The footwear is complemented with an apparel and accessory collection, featuring a hoodie, fleece, tee, cross-body bag and a bottle bag, which also sees the paria /FARZANEH signature paisley print. The partnership merges practicality and functionality, whilst staying true to the designer’s roots, delivering a collaborative capsule that shares a love for bold and uncompromising design.
The Converse x paria /FARZANEH collection is available to cop from September 9 from Converse.com and select retailers.