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Vans x Opening Ceremony Magritte Collection

vans-x-opening-ceremony-magritte-collection-01Celebrating their year in Belgium, Opening Ceremony has partnered up with the Magritte Foundation to create a unique project to feature some “wearable art” using the iconic Vans Authentic low top as their canvas. The project is a nod to one of the country’s most famous and greatest artists, Rene Magritte, and displays five of Magritte’s pieces of surrealist art, including The Blow to the HeartGood ConnectionsThe Ladder of FireSheherazade, and The King’s Museum. Aside from the all-over artwork, each pair sees a crisp white midsole with blue piping and a set of white laces to match. All five pairs are available to pre-order online now and are set for a release this May for $135 each. View the full range of preview images after the click. vans-x-opening-ceremony-magritte-collection-3-570x380vans-x-opening-ceremony-magritte-collection-1-570x380 vans-x-opening-ceremony-magritte-collection-2-570x380 vans-x-opening-ceremony-magritte-collection-3-570x380 vans-x-opening-ceremony-magritte-collection-4-570x380 vans-x-opening-ceremony-magritte-collection-7-570x380 vans-x-opening-ceremony-magritte-collection-8-570x380 vans-x-opening-ceremony-magritte-collection-9-570x380 vans-x-opening-ceremony-magritte-collection-10-570x380

Off The Hook x Chuck Hughes x Vans Authentic LX “Black Crab”

off-the-hook-x-chuck-hughes-x-vans-authentic-black-crab-01Taking a new approach to the iconic Authentic LX  silhouettes, Vans, Off The Hook and Chef Chuck Hughes introduce the first-ever kitchen-ready lifestyle shoes. The sneaker is constructed from water-repellant materials with minimal stitching on the uppers and with waxed cotton laces to withstand the kitchen environment. A cork insole sits atop the classic Vans non-slip waffle outsole. The “Black Crab” pack will be available at the Vans x OTH store in Montreal and online beginning March 22

Comme des Garçons SHIRT x Supreme x Vans 2014 Spring/Summer Collection

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Comme des Garçons SHIRT and Supreme recently teamed to produce a special 2014 Spring/Summer Collection with Vans chiming in with a set of footwear offerings as well.

Using the same fabric Comme des Garçons used for the apparel items, Vans re-interpreted both the Sk8-Hi and the Era, incorporating the signature visual themes of the collection. The Era, appearing in both black and red, combines both white polka dot and stripes for the upper and features the Supreme tag stamped on the heel and Comme des Garçons SHIRT printed on the white rubber outsole. The Sk8-Hi features a similar upper while also paying a graphical tribute to late NYC skate legend Harold Hunter.

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Comme des Garçons SHIRT x Supreme 2014 Spring/Summer Editorial

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Comme des Garçons SHIRT and Supreme recently came together to present an editorial previewing their Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Featured patterns for the season included simple pairings of polka dot and fine stripes in red and black. These appeared across a selection of caps and shirts, including a snap button-up with a mandarin collar. Other items of mention included both a printed graphic tee and jacket featuring NYC skateboard Harold Hunter. This editorial showcased the talents of models Sara Grace Powell, Aaron Bondaroff, Alex Olson and Tyshawn Jones.

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Vans Authentic CA “Over Washed” Pack

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In January, Vans California used the over washed technique to style colorways of the Sk8-Hi. Creating the look that sees colors bleed from upper to the sole includes an “enzyme wash, stonewash, dip-dye, and oil treatments”.nCanvas built, the kicks come in a choice of black, chili pepper red or dress blue.

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BEAUTY & YOUTH UNITED ARROWS x Vans 2014 Digi Camo Pack

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UNITED ARROWS‘ BEAUTY & YOUTH imprint has teamed up with Vans again this spring for a successor of sorts to last year’s pack of Harris Tweed-constructed kicks. Featuring both the Authentic and the Classic Slip-On, the new release is highlighted by a digital camouflage motif across the entirety of each silhouette’s upper while co-branding is subtly incorporated along the footbed. Look for both pairs to be available soon via UNITED ARROWS’ online store.

Vans Classic Van Doren Sk8 Hi Stars & Stripes

vans-classics-2014-spring-van-doren-sk8-hi-reissue-stars-stripes-1Coming soon from Vans is yet another patriotic edition of the premium Sk8-Hi Reissue. Boasting premium uppers of canvas and suede with leather Jazz Stripe branding, the release includes one pair with star-studded blue canvas while the other dons red and white stripes across its quarter panels. Finished with white rubber foxing and contrasting foxing stripes, these nods to Old Glory will be available from Vans stockists beginning this March

Vans Vault Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX

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Vault by Vans kicks off the Spring season with a premium two-piece offering of the Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX. Dressed in deluxe materials and revamped with heel zipper entry, the premier nubuck, leather and suede detailing the Mocha Bisque and Moroccan Blue editions of the Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX push the iconic skate silhouette into the realm of sophistication. The Mocha Bisque and Moroccan Blue colorways of the Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX are available now at select Vault by Vans retailers.

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The Beatles x Vans “Yellow Submarine” Collection

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No matter the kind of music this audience appreciates, it’d be hard to find someone who can deny the influence of The Beatles. Legends not just in their hometown of Liverpool but well into the far stretches of the earth, The Beatles’ musical canon represents progression in rock n’ roll, all the while composed with effortless pop sensibilities. It makes sense then, that Vans would team up with the Fab Four for a collection of four collaborative silhouettes – this time celebrating the band’s hallmark Yellow Submarine film. Taking the Authentic, Era, Sk8-Hi, and Slip-On silhouettes, artwork nodding to the Sea of Monsters, “All You Need is Love,” and the band members themselves adorn the uppers of the shoes. Pick up the pieces from this special release beginning March 1

Stephen Cheetham: Sneaker Boxes

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Following on from his Nike Decade sneaker artworks, illustrator Stephen Cheetham has turned his attention to another important part of any sneaker collection – the sneaker box…

After some initial research and image searching, Cheetham decided upon a collection of boxes from four of the largest sneaker brands – Nike, adidas, Vans and Converse. Each print shows a collection of boxes from the early days of the brand, through to the more modern boxes that are used today – all stacked as they would be in many a sneaker collectors bedroom.

‘For me it’s very interesting to see how a brand has evolved over the years,’ explains Cheetham, ‘and the box is a key indicator of this evolution. The logos, the colours and the box construction all communicate different aspects of the brand. I wanted to show the box as a product in it’s own right, away from the sneakers that it houses.’

All four Sneaker Boxes prints by Stephen Cheetham are available to purchase online (in a variety of sizes) from the excellent Print Process website now
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