Converse Cons' "Purple" Premiere Photos
Converse premiered their first full-length video, Purple, last night. They decided to break the obligatory status-quo of premiering their video at a huge Los Angeles theatre and opted for a more intimate venue in the East Village of New York City. It was a beautiful night with hungry eyes ready to feast upon the video featuring the likes of Louie Lopez, Sean Pablo, Jason Jessee and many more. For those of you who were not fortunate enough to catch the premiere, we had Mac Shafer cover the event with all of your favorite skaters. Also, when you get a chance to watch the video, remember this: Jake Johnson. —Lui Elliott
Photos and captions by Mac Shariff
Who says skaters are always late? The crowd gathered early for this one
Always something to see on the streets of NYC
What we’ve all been waiting for
Frank and Frecks chillin’
Theories crew on deck
Masterlensmen Ryan and William
The line stacked up quick!
Everyone was stoked to see the vid
Mark and Mark (Goldman and Suciu)
“Do you think there are any tickets left?”
“What up, Tyshawn?”
Antonio’s here. Good vibes all around
Eli and friends
GX crew rolling deep, per usual
Not bad, eh? An epic NYC theatre
Downtown legends right here
Sean and Ben
Pretty much sums it up
Happy birthday, Caddo. Not a bad way to celebrate
A lot of hard work and dedication from the people behind the scenes
Lee Berman and Russ Pope giving thanks
Kenny and Waylon
NY Legends Todd Jordan and Zered Bassett, still killing it
Sammy, Yonnie and Frecks
Pep Kim and Aaron Herrington taking on the NYC crust
Team work right here! Al Davis and Lee Berman
Big ups to the Village East Cinema for having us
Jake Johnson ripped—Frankie Spears approves
Props all around! Al, Dela, Kenny, Lee, y’all killed it
Well done, guys! Check out Purple on thrashermagazine.com on May 7th. It will only be on the site for 72 hours, so don’t sleep on it!
8/16/2018With the premiere of Purple, Converse took a couple of guys on a demo trip down the Western Coast, from Sacramento all the way down to Long Beach. Needless to say, it was more of a victory vacation than actual work.
8/16/2018He’s been good since he was a toddler, but Louie Lopez has grown to be one of the best skateboarders on the planet in the past few years, and this Purple part is a window into Louie’s world. Looks like a damn fine place to live if you ask us.
8/16/2018Louie Lopez talks about SOTY tactics, breaking his arm five times, weed-laced gummy bears and filming for Purple. Turn up the Bhad Bhabie and dig in.
8/16/2018Every Jake Johnson clip is solid gold, so consider this part a billion dollar treasure. There’s only one JJ.
8/16/2018Style can’t be taught, nor can it be bought, and this Converse CONS "Purple" part oozes originality and personality. And how about those Duffel cameos?!
8/16/2018This wouldn’t even be considered a spot to most people, but most people aren’t Sammy Baca! This noseblunt slide from the June ’18 issue is pure beast mode. In crust we trust.
8/16/2018Cons gets that down-and-dirty Fatback treatment on an East Coast adventure. A diamond in the rough is still a diamond, homie.
8/16/2018Downtime after Purple? Nah, nah. Louie Lopez always gots more juice! The marble looks pretty slick but Louie’s even smoother.
8/16/2018The full-length project has found its way to the endangered-species list, but this video demonstrates why they are of the utmost importance. This is a masterpiece. Clear your schedule and dive in.
8/16/2018Converse premiered their first full-length video, Purple, last night. For those of you who were not fortunate enough to catch the premiere, we had Mac Shafer cover the event with all of your favorite skaters.