The writer/actress has teamed up with artist Nick Fulcher to give the brand's popular Chuck 70s a revamp as part of her first customisable range under the Converse by You campaign.
Rae has incorporated various motivational phrases reflecting her views on life into the new designs, including, "Run With It," "Celebrate the Wins," "Do It All," and "Walking in Your Purpose."
Aspects of the collection, part of the Converse All Stars Program, were also inspired by Rae and Fulcher's shared Haitian heritage and values of self-expression, creativity, and identity, reports Variety.
Rae shared, "It was all about empowering the next generation to get up and DO what it is they aspire to do. So the team took some of my personal affirmations and approaches to life, and put them into the design of the shoe."
Added Fulcher, "Collaborating with Issa felt natural. To have the opportunity to collaborate with Issa is a dream come true, not because of who she is, but what she stands for."
Issa Rae by You launched on the Converse website on Thursday (01Jul21).
The Converse project was revealed a month after she wrapped up "Insecure". She paid tribute to the cast and crew members with a heartfelt tribute, "WRAPPED a show I've been writing for 8 years and shooting for 6, surrounded by a chosen family of incredible creatives."
"One day I'll be able to properly articulate what each and every person involved in the making of this show has meant to me and how they've changed me for the better. But for now: THANK YOU for riding, for rocking, for trusting, for giving, and for taking a chance on ME. 'We'll see what's bout to happen next, okay?!' Until then, see y'all at the portee!"