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.

Opening Ceremony x Vans 2015 Spring/Summer Classic Slip-Ons

Bold, irreverently luxurious and perhaps most of all, gorgeous, the new collaboration from Opening Ceremony and Vans is a footwear equivalent of the dressed-down (and loaded) girl next door. Four iterations of Vans’ classic Slip-On have been released for Spring/Summer 2015, featuring an array of high-end materials including crocodile, lizard, and even caviar-textured leather throughout the uppers. The sneakers also feature special OC branding at the heel, subtly staking claim on this special silhouettes.

Pick up these special releases now from Opening Ceremony’s online store.