Image Credit: VAULT by Vans, Slam Jam and artist Julian Klincewicz
‘Vault’, often seen as Vans’ premium label celebrates past iterations of the iconic skater sneaker. This time, they’ve collaborated with cultural retail platform Slam Jam and artist Julian Klincewicz for a footwear and apparel collection.
The collection is inspired by Klincewicz’s childhood memories, playing with his toy cars in San Diego. Klincewicz’s aesthetic adds a touch of childlike wonder to everyday items, especially through his luminous retro-inspired photography. The apparel in the collaboration consists of a washed black jacket and trouser set, as well as three t-shirts, which feature images from Klincewicz’s archive.
Three classic Vans footwear styles are the highlight of the collection: the Slip-On, the Era and the Bold Ni. The slip-on adorned with a bright yellow midsole, with a print of a racing car, part of Klincewicz’s work. The Era is the most understated of the shoes, featuring a simple all-black design and orange laces. The Bold Ni’s are almost trippy in design, due to a mix of colours including red, purple, green, black and white.
The collection is set to release exclusively via the Slam Jam website and retail outposts on January 16.
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