From the ground up

For the second time Taka Hayashi joins forces with Vans, this time to work on a pack as part of the Vans Fall ’08 collection.
For Fall 2008 Taka has redefined what is possible in a collaborative product project. Completely redesigning the footwear both in terms of upper detailing and outsole construction, Taka has delivered a product capsule where the details of the shoes become the design aesthetic and are still wearable. Using a variety of design techniques, materials, and, of course, his own art, Taka designed a Rowley Shambles Hi Top with buckled strap, a No Skool 2 Mid vulc with zipper entry, and an Owens Hi vulc with a lace cover panel. All the bottoms feature a retro striped tread design from the early Vans archive. Taka didn’t stop with footwear, and has added a cut-and-sew raglan tee, as well as a short sleeve pocket tee bearing his marks. The capsule is completed with an extremely detailed pocket watch inspired by military precision and functionality with his signature iconography.
More detailed images once we get closer to the release.

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