Model: Chukka Pro and Era Pro
Key Features: Both styles come with a floral print on canvas uppers that have been rendered in either black/burgundy or black/pink colorways. Leather lining and a co-branded insole complete the look.
Release Date: Initially April 11 and later April 13 in Japan
Buy: The collection is available in-store in NY, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, London, and Paris at 11 am local time, as well as online at 11 am EST, and BST. Japan stores receive the collection on Saturday.
Editor’s Notes: Supreme unveiled the Vans sneakers that will be part of its extensive Jean Paul Gaultier collaboration. The three-way collaboration comprises a Chukka Pro and Era Pro, both of which feature distinct color blocking and a floral print along the toe box, sides, and heels. Each style arrives in two colorways: a burgundy/black iteration and a lighter black/pink version.
Jean Paul Gaultier is considered by many to be one of the most influential designers of all time. He has worked with Madonna on the singer’s Blonde Ambition tour, and launched a hugely successful line of fragrances, the packing for which have reached iconic status, even among those not necessarily knowledge about fragrances. As the designer explained to The New Yorker, Gaultier’s inspirations include “flesh, ethnicity, different kinds of global beauty, cinema, my interest with Madonna, tattoos, the Parisienne, the male as object.” His designs bring together punk, bondage, and divergent global communities, all of which is reflected in his collection for Supreme.
The Vans sneakers drop alongside an extensive collection consisting of a double-breasted blazer, cargo suit pants, cargo suit vest, double breasted plaid faux fur coat, reversible backpack MA-1 jackets, trucker jackets, rayon shirts, jeans, sweatshirts, sweatpants, a leather holster, and several accessories.
Look for the entire collection to drop today in-store and online at Supreme, with the Japanese drop to follow on Saturday.
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