The Fall/Winter 2006 â€œConverse by John Varvatosâ€ womenâ€™s collection is grounded in Converseâ€™s 98 year old American heritage of first in sports and first in rock nâ€™ roll. In keeping with the true spirit of the Converse brand, John Varvatos takes multi-generational influences, mixing sport, rock nâ€™ roll and street, to create a unique personality that is as individual as the Converse sneaker itself. The lifestyle collection merges authentic American sportswear and sexy tomboy styles with subtle punk influences. The use of menswear fabrics and detailing are cleverly mixed with feminine silhouettes. Varvatos playfully creates head to toe looks that are both authentic to Converseâ€™s rich heritage but also push the boundaries of womenâ€™s sportswear. Marked military and punk influences accented with key athletic inspirations define shapes and silhouettes in the â€œConverse by John Varvatosâ€ womenâ€™s collection. Sporty low v-neck tops with silk paneling layered under short-sleeve over-dyed fleeces are creatively put together with distressed leather sleeveless biker vests and Chuckâ€™s skinny leg jeans in an innovative oil finish. Luxury wool tops in oversized proportions draped beautifully to optimize layering potential while cotton jeans are cut to a lean silhouette to create new proportions. An eclectic mix of cotton camisoles and underlay crews are mixed with cotton and rayon tanks that feature an iconic picture of Chuck Taylor.