Vault by Vans is a timeless collection inspired by modern street fashion, art, music and 40 years of history in the world of skateboarding and surfing that has always inspired the American brand. In a season that completes the first decade of the line Vault, Vans decided to look at these 10 years of collaborations with designers, artists and brands that influence the culture we live, fished out many of them and creating new ones.
The first reference to the past is the new edition of four prints designed with Disney in the early 80s. Two prints of Mickey Mouse, one of Donald Duck and one of Winnie the Pooh have been re-created to pay homage to the timeless fun of these characters.
In 1996, Tetsu “TET” Nishiyama launched a brand that has defined the modern design with its own language: WTAPS. The brand has a design approach which recognizes the essence
of the elements that make up the materials, where the shape determines the function to release the creative energy that can be found in every form and materialization. From here the first new collaboration for the vault, with military textiles expired models, with a direction of “classic” with the suede and canvas uppers.
Taka Hayashi, at its ninth collaboration with Vans, back to roots creating a collection focused on the Vans original design, using a reworked version of the classic Hawaiian print of Van Doren, bringing back the style of the skater of the 80s and early 90s in the original form of Half Cab, and recovering the characteristic features of traditional English shoes, but with a mix of inserts typical of the sneakers.
Finally, returns the collaboration with the Italian footwear handmade brand Diemme. The collection, produced in Montebelluna, combines the craftsmanship of this company with the characteristic traits of the classic Vans’ design. The Italian leather, the gusseted tongue, the stitched construction and the classic Vibram sole make these shoes a sophisticated alternative for this season.