Believing in the growth of the skate culture in cities outside of Metro Manila, Converse felt it was time that the Visayas and Mindanao got the best of what the global scene of skateboarding had to offer. Together with Common Ground, Converse' special projects, collaborations and CONS will now be made more accessible through their Cebu City flagship store and their online store - starting with the CONS x Illegal Civilization collaboration.
Illegal Civilization‘s skate videos and playful designs continue to expand the young brand’s popularity, with a new Converse collaboration indicative of the crew’s growing reach. Encompassing a trio of distinct silhouettes, Illegal Civilization (also known as Illegal Civ) reworks the classic Converse models with playful embroidery and clean colorways. A Jack Purcell appears in black and white, with branded dice stitched onto the tongue and Illegal Civ’s dino logo located on the heel.
Meanwhile, a pair of One Star sports an all-pinkish white makeup, with dino logos printed on the midsole, a cowboy hat embroidered on the tongue and the logo’s cartoonish eye situated behind the lateral-side One Star branding.
Illegal Civilization clothing line is the brain child of Mikey Alfred. Illegal Civilization is a skate crew based out of Hollywood California known for it's videos (Cherry Bomb) and pushing the streetwear boundaries in clothing-apparel. Illegal Civ, IC for short has developed a cult like following almost overnight with it's many affiliations with Tyler, The Creator, Mac Miller and of-course Illegal Civilization am skateboarders Kevin White, Olan Prenatt. Mikey preaches the message consistently that Illegal Civilization's success is derived from hard work and persistence; talent alone will do nothing.
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