Vans teamed up with London design house, Liberty Art Fabrics for the third installment of the Vans x Liberty Art Fabrics capsule releasing this month. The collection showcases three of Vans Classics iconic Era, Old Skool and Sk8-Hi Reissue silhouettes crafted with Felix and Isabelle, Lodden and Pepper textiles from Liberty’s extensive archive of fabrics. Love the collection, always a big fan of Liberty’s textiles.
The Vans x Liberty Art Fabrics collection retails for $60-$75 and arrives this July globally at Vans retail locations, at vans.com and the one and only Liberty of London on Regent Street.
One of Vans’ most celebrated styles, the Era, kicks off the assortment with uppers outfitted in the Felix and Isabelle fabric print. Soft tones and paisley embellishments can be seen in every panel of the popular low-top, lace-up. Simple details such as white laces, eyelets and foxing complement the Era’s cohesive color scheme.
Originally designed by William Morris in 1884, Liberty’s Lodden pattern covers the Old Skool from ankle counter to toe cap. Floral vine imagery and a contrasting palette of deep blue and off-white create one of the most intricate Old Skools to date. Vans’ coveted mark, the Sidestripe, can be seen on the medial and lateral sides of each pair.
The Vans x Liberty Art Fabrics capsule comes to a close with the Sk8-Hi Reissue. Draped in the Pepper print, Vans’ classic high-top exhibits a colorful micro floral pattern that has captivated many since 1974. Like its low-top brethren, the Sk8-Hi Reissue dons the Sidestripe, tying the new color-up to the Vans’ design roots.
Photos courtesy of Vans