Vans x Karl Lagerfeld is fashion meets skate
Vans x Karl Lagerfeld is the collaboration to go for (right now) if you are looking for the best mix between high fashion and street. Even so, not everyone is into high-end clothing, but lately we have seen high-fashion brands merging forces with skate brands. The biggest example of this kind of “fashion x street” collaboration is the one between Supreme and Louis Vuitton.
Karl Lagarfeld is known due his works in Chanel, Fendi, Chloe as well as hiw own brand and amongst many others. Somehow unexpected, a collaboration with Vans has just surfaced after some online teasers. This capsule collection will consist of 12 pieces including hoodies, t-shirts, backpacks and of course, some re-designed Sk8-Hi, Old Skool and Slip-On sneakers. The pattern displayed on the Slip-On silhouette is truly the highlight on this drop as instead of finding the world-renowned check-board pattern, you notice the designer’s “face” stamped on them.
Vans is the brand to have if you want to share some genuine California style love. Founded in 1966 by Paul and James Van Doren, Vans soon became the label to look at regarding all skater and BMX footwear. After being adopted by most of the skater and BMX riders communities in California, Vans was then ready to take on the world. Today, more than 40 years after the label’s establishment, Vans is way more than just a footwear brand. It is a philosophy and also, for many, a way of living.
All items of the Vans x Karl Lagerfeld collection will be launched on Lagerfeld’s own website and also at Vans retailers worldwide. However, you can have an early look at the collection at Bread & Butter trade-show in Berlin. Don’t be scared as prices are not out of this world – they may vary between $30 and $300.