Vans announces Limited Edition Vault by Vans collection with Takashi Murakami

Having already teamed up with the likes of TWOTHIRDS, Sneakersnstuff and Taka Hayashi earlier in the year, Vans has announced a new forthcoming collaborative effort with Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami.

Known for his vibrant anime-inspired artworks that often incorporate motifs from Japanese traditional and popular culture, Murakami’s personal liking for wearing Vans’ classic Slip-On during work helped bring about this partnership, which will see a premium range of limited edition footwear, apparel and skate decks released in late June.

For more information on this collaboration, pick up the latest issue of the HYPEBEAST Magazine, in which certain details of this upcoming collection were revealed.

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HYPEBEAST Magazine Issue 6: Behind the Scenes with G-Dragon Video

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Over one week ago, our cover feature, G-Dragon, stirred up heated conversation after we dropped a cheeky preview, closely followed by an official announcement, for the latest issue of the HYPEBEAST Magazine. Dubbed the Rhapsody Issue, in reference to the overarching theme of “fashion in music,” the South Korean pop sensation has exceeded our lofty expectations as the face of the new issue and has quickly propelled our print publication in to the limelight.

To celebrate, we are offering never-before-seen footage from behind the scenes of the cover feature styling shoot. From the get go, G-Dragon’s eccentric personality shines bright and his quirky behavior offers a breath of fresh air, all of which is on display in the above visual. In addition, the timely launch of HYPETRAK‘s latest Music Essentials segment with G-Dragon puts the cherry on top of this release and can be viewed here.

Pick up a copy of the HYPEBEAST Magazine Issue 6: The Rhapsody Issue now over at the HYPEBEAST Store for $12 USD and flick through the full G-Dragon feature article and styling shoot.