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.

Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans 2015 Spring TH Court Lo LX Collection

Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans 2014 Holiday TH Sk8 Mid Skool LX

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Taka Hayashi and Vault by Vans supplement this season’s drops with a premium take on the Mid Skool. Offered in a trio of colorways, Hayashi’s deluxe mid-top features intricate details throughout, coupling diamond-embossed quarter panels with accent-stitched ankle counters, herringbone-molded toe bumpers and pressed midsoles.

Available in Honey, Light Grey and Total Eclipse colorways of leather, suede and nubuck, the TH Sk8 Mid Skool LX is set to hit Vault stockists this October for $140 USD.

Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans TH “Sea Life” Pack

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Taka Hayashi brings his intricate artistry to the likes of the Era and Sk8-Hi with his latest release alongside Vans and its Vault imprint. Inspired by the ocean and drawn by hand, the five-piece “Sea Life” pack sees “Russet Orange” and “Still Water” tones bring Hayashi’s art to life across premium OG LX editions of the classic silhouettes. While the OG Sk8-Hi LX reveals the vibrant motif at its quarter panels under the iconic sidestripe branding, the OG Era LX sees the graphics incorporated at the ankle counter and toe vamp.

Capped off with the likes of off-white rubber foxing and rawhide lacing, the Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans TH “Sea Life” Pack is set to hit select Vault stockists this September.

 

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Image of Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans TH "Sea Life" Pack

Image of Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans TH "Sea Life" Pack

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Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans 2014 Fall TH OG Classic Slip-On 59 LX

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Marking his 11th capsule collection for the Vault by Vans diffusion line, designer Taka Hayashi reworked one of the skate brand’s mainstay models to release the TH OG Classic Slip-On 59 LX for the fall season.

Inspired by the native patterns and colors of New Mexico, each of the two iterations presented above feature intricately woven uppers with premium brown leather trim and minimal stitching. The two-part TH OG Classic Slip-On 59 LX fall range will hit participating sneaker boutiques around the world this August.

 

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Taka Hayashi x Vans Vault 2014 Spring Chimayo Pack

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Japanese designer Taka Hayashi and Vans Vault present the Chimayo pack from their collaborative Spring 2014 collection. Featuring two colorways of the TH Sk8-mid LX, the pack takes its name from the vibrant Chimayo fabric featured on the quarter panels. First up is the bold red colorway, which features a red suede and multicolored Chimayo fabric upper accented with tan leather sidestripes and laces. The tan colorway opts for a blue-tone Chimayo fabric and tan suede upper with the same tan leather sidestripes and lacing as its brighter counterpart.
Both options also boast tonal leather linings and are finished with simple white rubber soles. Both colorways will be available starting March 1 at Vans’ online store and select stockists.
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Taka Hayashi x Vans Vault 2014 Spring TH Court Pack

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From Taka Hayashi and Vans Vault‘s ongoing collaboration comes the TH Court pack from the spring 2014 collection. Consisting of a TH Court Hi LX and TH Court Lo LX, the pack exudes a rough, earthy aesthetic thanks to the loden green suede used on both shoes. The Hi sports a pixel camo pattern composed of small squares in a range of earthy tones across the quarter panels while the Lo opts for a unique tiger batik pattern. Both models come complete with rugged rawhide laces, suede pull tabs, and chunky rubber soles.

Look for the pack now at Vans’ online store and select stockists starting March 1.

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