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Backstage at Telfar SS20Photography Serichai Traipoom

Telfar lands in Paris with a new Converse collab

Leaving New York to present its latest collection at Paris Fashion Week this season, Telfar SS20 debuted 70s-inspired sportswear, new iterations of its iconic tote bag, and a new collaboration with Converse

Last week, at NYFW, Telfar opted out of showing a full collection on the runway and instead premiered a trailer, as it prepared to set sail for Paris Fashion Week, where it made its debut last night.

Taking place in a Parisian theatre, models walked while new film The World Isn’t Everything, created by the likes of Clayton VomeroAshton Sanders, Jeremy O. Harris, Kelsey Lu, Petra Collins, and Bbymutha, was projected on a huge screen behind them. 

When it came to the collection, the label drew inspiration from ‘the customs and security lines at any airport at any given time, anywhere in the world’. Featuring 70s-inspired sports-casual wear including high-waisted denim jeans, cargo pants, leather jackets, cut-out tracksuits, and Jamaican string vest inspired pieces – as well as new iterations of Telfar’s now-iconic tote bag – rounding things off was a new collab with Converse, with logo tees and sneakers featuring heavily throughout. 

According to founder Telfar Clements, inspiration struck when he was on a trip to the Converse archive, with the result a collection that reinterprets Converse’s basketball heritage, with the Pro Leather and Chuck 70 on the agenda for SS20.

Check out the gallery above.