Tremaine Emory—aka Denim Tears—joined GQ’s Corporate Lunch podcast to discuss holding his Chuck Taylor design until Nike makes real reforms.
On June 5, Tremaine Emory—the artist-merchant, creative director, and style oracle also known as Denim Tears—went off script. In an Instagram post, Emory unveiled a pair of Chuck Taylors he designed as part of an upcoming Black History Month collaboration with Converse. Covered in red, green, and black stars-and-stripes, the sneakers were inspired by the artist David Hammons’ “African-American Flag.”
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