Pride month is a time of pure recognition and celebration of Queer communities who have made an enormous impact by historically and currently fighting to pave a way for safety, space, and respect within the world at large, but beyond that it is also a time to celebrate Queer people for existing – and existing in a space that has been challenging, painful and dangerous.
For Pride month, Archive talked to four individuals that they delineate as “sneakerheads” that are said to occupy and are creative practitioners in various fields of art, fashion, music and lifestyle. The four individuals are; Lelowhatsgood, a Dj, writer and founder of Vogue Nights; Freshbycaddy, a host, actor and presenter; Gcobisa Yako, a film director and Lethabo Six, a model, photographer, stylist and director.
Archive SA expressed on their Instagram that, “celebrating its seventh annual Pride campaign, Converse is sharing the story of the Found Family – the people met on the journey to Pride who surround us with love, support, and acceptance – that exist at the many intersections of the vibrant, dynamic and multifaceted LGBTQIA+ community.
The Pride 2022 collection is visually woven together by bold quilting and prints representing the diversity and togetherness that exists within the LGBTQIA+ community. Included in the collection’s footwear are the Run Star Motion High, Chuck T