Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand collaboration with Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami to present a deluxe, limited edition range of footwear, apparel and skate decks through Vans’ premium label Vault by Vans for the fall 2015 season.
Celebrated for his vibrant paintings and sculptures, Murakami brings his artwork to the uppers of his favorite Vans silhouette, the Classic Slip-On, and a focused apparel capsule for the Vault by Vans x Takashi Murakami collection. Murakami’s artistic anime-influenced style is renowned for its incorporation of lively colors, shapes and imagery inspired by traditional Japanese art and pop culture. For fall 2015, two of Murakami’s recurring motifs, the smiling flower and skull patterns, are brought to life in a limited-edition collection of footwear and apparel.
Vault by Vans x Takashi Murakami Fall 2015 Collection will be available on June 27.
Vault by Vans x Takashi Murakami Fall 2015 Collection Footwear
For the collaborative footwear capsule, Murakami presents his favorite Vans silhouette, the Classic Slip-On, in six adult unisex colorways alongside a trio of toddler-sized offerings. The first half of the adult assortment showcases the smiling flower print in blue, multi-colored and silver line variations while the second half highlights the skull motif in a darker blue, yellow and gold line color-ups.
Vault by Vans x Takashi Murakami Fall 2015 Collection Apparel
The apparel portion of the Vault by Vans x Takashi Murakami features the multi-colored smiling flowers, silver line skulls on white and a Portrait of Takashi Murakami on blue.
Vault by Vans x Takashi Murakami Fall 2015 Collection Skateboard Decks
The three prints of the boards are multi-colored skull, multi-colored smiling flowers and a Portrait of Takashi Murakami on blue. The top deck artwork for all three is the vans Vans x Takashi Murakami collection logo printed on wood.