Vault by Vans x Takashi Murakami
VAULT BY VANS X TAKASHI MURAKAMI
Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, teams up with prolific Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami for the fall 2015 season of Vault by Vans. Celebrated for his vibrant paintings and sculptures, Murakami brings his artwork to the uppers of his favorite Vans silhouette, the Classic Slip-On, and a focused apparel capsule for the Vault by Vans x Takashi Murakami collection. Murakami’s artistic anime-influenced style is renowned for its incorporation of lively colors, shapes and imagery inspired by traditional Japanese art and pop culture. Generally described as a “superflat” form, his work is known for blurring the line between high and low arts. For fall 2015, two of Murakami’s recurring motifs, the smiling flower and skull patterns, are brought to life in a limited-edition collection of footwear and apparel.
Watch the Vans x Takashi Murakami Commercial
For his collaborative footwear capsule, Murakami presents his favorite Vans silhouette, the Classic Slip-On, in six adult unisex colorways alongside a trio of toddler-sized offerings. The first half of the adult assortment showcases the smiling flower print in blue, multi-colored and silver line variations while the second half highlights the skull motif in a darker blue, yellow and gold line color-ups.
The toddler portion of the Vault by Vans x Takashi Murakami brings a more subdued aesthetic to smaller feet with tiny Slip-Ons embellished by single image prints of Murakami’s flower, skull and dog logos.
The apparel portion of the Vault by Vans x Takashi Murakami features the multi-colored smiling flowers, silver line skulls on white and a Portrait of Takashi Murakami on blue.
The Vault by Vans x Takashi Murakami collection features a limited-edition series of skateboard decks. The three prints of the boards are multi-colored skull, multi-colored smiling flowers and a Portrait of Takashi Murakami on blue. The top deck artwork for all three is the vans Vans x Takashi Murakami collection logo printed on wood.
The much-anticipated Vault by Vans x Takashi Murakami collection is available now in limited quantities at the following boutiques in Europe:
Benelux: Baskets, Vier
France: Colette, Heritage, Starcow, Victoire Barber and Shop
Germany: Firmament, The Good Will Out, Uebervart
Italy: Back Door, Slamjam, Societe Anonime
Sweden: C Store, Sneakerstuff, Tres Bien
UK: Dover Street Market, Footpatrol, Goodhood Store, Hanon, Offspring – Selfriges only, Sneakerstuff, The End