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Shrimps Designer Hannah Weiland Is Bringing Her Quirky World To Converse

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And yeah, it's just as cute and colorful as you'd expect

When it comes to designer collaborations, Converse is pretty much king. Whether it's teaming up with luxury designers like JW Anderson or powerhouse celebrities such as Miley Cyrus and Tyler the Creator, the brand behind the iconic Chuck Taylor can do no wrong. For its latest, Converse has teamed up with London-based fashion label Shrimps.

Shrimps—a favorite amongst editors and street style stars alike—is known for its whimsical ready-to-wear and accessories, and most famous for its faux fur coats. The two brands came together to release a six-piece collaborative collection that brings designer Hannah Weiland's colorful and quirky aesthetic to Converse in the form of sneakers and streetwear staples.

The stars of the collection are definitely the sneakers: an allover face print Chuck 70 Hi and a rose doodled One Star Ox low top, both iconic prints from the Shrimps archives. The face print also appears on a hoodie and matching joggers, while the rose print covers a long-sleeve tee. A white long-sleeve tee also features the Converse logo alongside the Shrimps shrimp logo. In addition to Weiland's classic prints, you'll find faux fur dotting the backs of each shoe. "Faux fur is how Shrimps started, so, for me, it's important to always have an element of it in my designs," Weiland says. The collection ranges from $45 to $120.

For Weiland, this collaboration was a no-brainer. "I had so many pairs of Converse growing up—my brothers and sisters and I would all wear them," she says. "My favorite, most loved pairs were a baby yellow Chuck Taylor and a lilac Chuck Taylor—I remember switching out the laces for green ribbons." Sounds like Weiland had a knack for fashion design—and putting a Shrimps spin on things—since a young age.

It's also not the first time the two brands have come together. Weiland once worked with Converse to produce a pair of special sneakers for one of her London Fashion Week shows. "We didn't sell those shoes, so this time around, we really wanted to make them available to our Shrimps and Converse customers," she says. "It's a really fun, ongoing collaboration. I love everything the Converse brand stands for, and this time it was really exciting to add in a few jersey pieces."

Speaking of everything Converse does, the brand and its parent company, Nike, have made major efforts to work toward more ethical and sustainable efforts. Being that Shrimps is a cruelty-free brand, one founded on the idea of fashionable and luxurious faux fur, this is an especially important deciding factor for whom Weiland chooses to work with. "It's one of the most important things I look for in collaborations. We are designing for millennials who want to change the world and the future of the planet, so we have to help with this and reflect everyone's amazing efforts towards an ethical and sustainable future."

Take a closer look at the collection, below. You can start shopping the collection on Converse.com beginning December 13.

Photo by Hanna Moon

Converse x Shrimps, Relaxed Fit Hoodie, $100, available at Converse; Converse x Shrimps, Open Hem Pant, $80, available at Converse; Converse x Shrimps, Chuck 70 Hi, $110, available at Converse.

Photo by Hanna Moon

Converse x Shrimps, Long Sleeve Tee, $45, available at Converse;Converse x Shrimps, One Star Ox, $120, available at Converse.

Photo by Hanna Moon

Converse x Shrimps, Long Sleeve Tee, $45, available at Converse; Converse x Shrimps, Open Hem Pant, $80, available at Converse; Converse x Shrimps, Chuck 70 Hi, $110, available at Converse.

Photo by Hanna Moon

Converse x Shrimps, Open Hem Pant, $80, available at Converse; Converse x Shrimps, One Star Ox, $120, available at Converse.

Photo by Hanna Moon

Converse x Shrimps, Relaxed Fit Hoodie, $100, available at Converse; Converse x Shrimps, Long Sleeve Tee, $45, available at Converse; Converse x Shrimps, One Star Ox, $120, available at Converse.

Photo by Hanna Moon

Converse x Shrimps, Relaxed Fit Hoodie, $100, available at Converse; Converse x Shrimps, Chuck 70 Hi, $110, available at Converse.

Photo by Hanna Moon

Converse x Shrimps, Open Hem Pant, $80, available at Converse; Converse x Shrimps, Chuck 70 Hi, $110, available at Converse.

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