New York-based Barriers has unveiled its collaboration with Converse. Comprising of a Chuck 70 and Pro-Leather silhouette, the collection also includes a hoodie, t-shirt and shorts. Inspired by The North Star, an anti-slavery newspaper founded in 1847, each peace is meant to convey a particular message. The Chuck 70 is associated with the message of “True Power Comes Within,” the Pro Leather conveys the statement “Elevate Empower The Future” and “Live Free Play Free” is associated with the apparel.
Established by Queens-born Steven Barter in 2015, Barriers has made its name as streetwear brand rooted in Black history by creating pieces with bold graphics and staging exhibition-like pop-up. Along with the release, Barter will release Issue No. 1 of a comic published with Brooklyn-based Black Tooth Publishing.
Converse and Barriers capsule will launch on July 21, 2022 on barriersworldwide.com and converse.com as well as select global retailers.