The new VANS VAULT X TAKA HAYASHI SS17 COLLECTION of footwear and apparel is nearly here, and it’s perfect for the coming summer.
Painter, designer and Native American artwork enthusiast Taka Hayashi always brings the goods with his collab collections for Vans’ premium Vault line. His ability to put his own twist on the Vans aesthetic shines throughout the new SS17 collection, which boasts three footwear styles alongside a solid selection of jackets, shirts and tees. The hi-top VANS VAULT UA TH SK8-SKOOL LX gives a strong nod to the brand’s roots in the early days of skateboarding, with a new take on the classic checkerboard and a reinforced ollie patch bearing the word ‘DESTROY’. Complementing the Sk8-Skool is the sleek VANS VAULT UA TH MOUNTAIN EDT LACE LO LX, which offers a pared-back, grown-up low-top aesthetic that’s ideal for spring and summer. Things get a little more offbeat with the final style in the range: the VANS VAULT TH DERBY NOMAD LX is influenced by the New York punk scene of the 1970s, taking a more formal, sophisticated silhouette and flipping the script with wild patterned pony hair, clean suede and gum soles.
The apparel is just as impressive, with a focus on laidback summery patterns and relaxed silhouettes. A reversible bomber offers two jackets for the price of one, with a Californian take on the much-hyped souvenir jacket on one side and a subversive spin on the classic military flight jacket on the other. This standout piece comes embellished with intricate embroidery and patches, lifting it head and shoulders above most other bomber options that are out there at the moment. Alongside the jacket, we’re treated to a trio of short sleeve shirts which come in classic plain fabric as well as an incredible pattern depicting tigers riding skateboards. And lastly, a selection of clean graphic tees rounds out the collection.
The new VANS VAULT X TAKA HAYASHI SS17 COLLECTION will be available this SATURDAY 29 APRIL from 00:00 GMT with select retailers including Footpatrol, Hanon, Goodhood and END. Take a look at the range below, and click on the banner to shop the full collection with END. once it goes live…