Brand: Vivienne Westwood x Vans
Model: Sk8-Hi, Sk8-Hi Platform, Slip-On, Style 53, Old Skool, and Authentic
Key Features: The Sk8-Hi references each brand’s birthplace with embossed markings of a handwritten letter sent from Southern California to Vivienne Westwood’s flagship boutique in London. The sneaker is crafted from a natural vegetable dye tan leather, featuring printed postage stamp listings with the collaboration launch date and a leather-bound outsole. The Sk8-Hi Platform draws inspiration from Vivienne Westwood’s Pirate boot, boasting key design details from the boot including a tan vegetable dye buckled strap. The Slip-On showcases Vans’ signature checkerboard pattern, layered with the Westwood’s DESTROY graphic. Larger scale checks are then featured diagonally on the vamp. The reintroduced Style 53 is a loafer-style slip-on with a suede upper, black lugged outsole, and a Vivienne Westwood multicolored metal orb. The Old Skool and Authentic make use of the Vivienne Westwood Orb and Lightning Bolt print. The Old Skool is done up in oxblood suede and canvas with contrasting mustard stitching and a gum sole, while the Authentic arrives in a sky blue colorway made exclusively for the collaboration.
Release Date: September 20
Editor’s Notes: Vans teams up with British fashion house Vivienne Westwood for a footwear collection that is all about individualism. Dubbed “Anglomania,” the range consists of six classic Vans silhouettes decorated with reinterpretations of archival Westwood prints and graphics.
Featuring the Sk8-Hi, Sk8-Hi Platform, Slip-On, Style 53, Old Skool, and Authentic, the Vivienne Westwood x Vans “Anglomania” collection launches September 20.
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