I seriously love all of Vans collaborations, they choose some of the best prints to work with! For Fall 2014, Vans takes us back over three decades and reissues two vintage prints created for the Peanuts crew in 1983. The Vault by Vans x Peanuts collection revives the long-gone prints that were once used for the opening of Camp Snoopy in Knott’s Berry Farm, now on a selection of Vault by Vans Original Classics for Peanuts and Vans fans alike. The collection consists of a range of adult and toddler sized sneakers with an allover Snoopy print. Super cute collection!
In the “Snoopy and the Gang” print, the iconic beagle can be seen in various situations with fellow Peanuts crew such as Lucy, Sally, Peppermint Patty and his pal Charlie Brown, for two nostalgic colorways of the OG Authentic LX. The “Camp Snoopy” motif showcases Snoopy’s alter ego, Joe Cool, in a collage arrangement across dual color-ups of the OG Era LX and an additional installment of the OG Sk8-Hi LX. The limited edition capsule is sized down to toddler styles as well, with four varieties of the OG Authentic LX available for tiny tikes.
The Vault by Vans x Peanuts collection releases this July, adult styles retail from $60 to $70 and toddler options are $40 each.
The collection will be available at key Vault by Vans retailers including the Vans DQM General New York and Boston, Blends, Bodega, Bows & Arrows, Compound Gallery, Conveyor, Dover Street Market, Fice, Hot Rod, Kicks/HI, Kicks/HI Guam, Nice Kicks, Palace 5ive, Premium Goods, Proper, Ron Robinson, Saint Alfred, Sole Classics, The Darkside Initiative, UBIQ, Undefeated and Wish Atlanta.
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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.
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Vans has teamed up with artist Curtis Kulig, famous for the LOVE ME tags across the streets of Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo for its Spring 2013 Classics Collection. The three-piece capsule collection hits stores on February 1st just in time for Valentine’s day.
LOVE ME is featured in three distinct looks on Vans Classics. The Vans iconic red Authentic is adorned with an all over embroidered LOVE ME while the Checkerboard Slip-On becomes the canvas to a paint splatter design. Finally, the SK8-Hi Slim, a women’s specific style, features an oversize embroidered LOVE ME on the side panel.
In addition, Vans will be hosting bicoastal events in celebration of this special collaboration. This Friday, February 1st, Curtis will be hanging out at the Space15Twenty Urban Outfitters in Los Angeles with a curated LOVE ME pop-up and Polaroid exhibition. The night will feature DJ Sets from Aska from ESP and a special live performance by Sky Ferreira. Curtis will then head back to his current hometown of New York City on February 14th to celebrate the day of love at the Vans DQM General. Guests can look forward to a LOVE ME kissing booth, music, a Minx Nails x LOVE ME nail station as well as a signature neon LOVE ME sign at each event. If you can’t make the celebrations, you can send your special someone a LOVE ME message through the month of February with e-postcards designed by Curtis.
Visit Vans.com/LOVEME to RSVP to your local event, send your Valentine a special message and to purchase your favorite style just in time for the season of love.