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Converse recently threw a launch party for a new pair of sneaks, KA-ONE, named for their skate ambassador Kenny Anderson. They put on a sweet little multimedia bash at Crewest, a DTLA gallery devoted to urban art in all its glorious forms, featuring Kenny Anderson's photographic work. On hand to pump up the jams were Ana Calderon and DJ Jupiter from UNDFTD.
The party wasn't quite as testosterone-laden as you would imagine. The shop itself had a case full of fun little lady trinkets -- big gaudy, silly fake Chanel rings, as well as other brightly colored and junky (in the fun way) bits of jewelry. There were almost as many chicks as dudes in attendance, and stylish ones at that -- rocking everything from bohemian frocks, vintage tees, staggeringly tall stilettos to pretty prints. And the dudes weren't too shabby, either, but most of them were variations of hipster, skater, prep, or homeless person. (We know they weren't REALLY homeless people because security was pretty tight at the door.) The Converse KA-Ones retail for around $60, and they're available online and at select Converse-friendly footwear stores.
· Crewest Gallery [Official Site]
· Converse KA Ones [Converse]