The iconic youth-centric footwear brand Converse has teamed up with the fashion label Maison Martin Margiela to create a new collection of shoes that put two universes of the brands against each other, with colour. The Chuck Taylor All Star and the Jack Purcell sneaker styles were used in this collaboration to manifest the power of creativity and personal freedom.

Converse has launched the European “Get Dirty” music series to give a stage to various indie music performers, including international artists and aspiring bands. The three-month tour, which kicked off in Paris on March 19, will make stops in London, Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Vienna, Amsterdam, Antwerp and Milan. The project is inspired by the brand’s seasonal manifesto “Shoes Keep It Clean, Sneakers Get Dirty,” meaning that people who wear the legendary sneakers are not afraid of exploring new unpaved muddy roads. Converse has also released the “washed and faded” Chuck Taylor All Star Well Worn and 70s Chuck collections in line with the effort’s theme.

Converse, which celebrates creative independence and is committed to helping emerging musical talents to speak (or, sing and play) out, is bringing its unique experience, Converse Rubber Tracks, to a new land. The Brooklyn-based studio of the brand, where aspiring musicians can record their tracks free of charge, is arriving in Montreal, Canada next week, September 17-22. The “Converse Rubber Tracks in Montreal” pop-up studio will be opened as part of the POP Montreal International Music Festival.

Converse continues to promote its shoes within its ‘Three Artists. One Song’ initiative. The exclusive Gorillaz-band-styled collection promotion is followed by a collaboration featuring Mark Foster of the Foster The People band; rising star, Kimbra; and popular DJ, A-Trak. The track was recorded at Converse Rubber Tracks studios in Brooklyn, NY.

Tomorrow, December 1 is World AIDS Day, and to support spreading awareness for the fight against the disease in Africa and contribute to the cause, leading global brands including Nike, Gap, Converse, Starbucks, Apple, Dell and more along with a bunch of local labels as the (PRODUCT)RED partners release (RED) products, which are created in the crimson palette.