Vans has partnered with the British design house Eley Kishimoto to launch a collection of wearable art which consists of daringly bold prints and modern silhouettes.
Eley Kishimoto was founded by wife and husband team Wakako Kishimoto and Mark Eley in 1992. The company abides by the maxim Print the World and showcases it well in its new collection with Vans.
Working with the Vans design team, Eley Kishimoto has applied two of their archive designs to the new collection as well as three new prints created especially for Vans. These prints have been applied to garments for both men and women ranging from a bucket hat to a button down dress and a backpack to a parka.
The collection also includes a line of footwear in which the design team revolutionized Vans’ iconic prints like the Checkerboard and the Waffle Sole. The Waffle Sole has been transformed into a 3D interpretation of itself in which it’s showcased against a sky blue backdrop. The Checkerboard has been revitalized into a ‘Drums’ print which energizes the classic print.
To celebrate the launch of the Vans x Eley Kishimoto “Living Art” collection Vans will host ‘Print the House’ events around the globe. The first of these events will be at House of Vans London on Saturday, July 11. The event will feature art installations and musical performances by UK-based DJs. Visit HouseofVansLondon.com to RVSP for the event. The launch will then head to Seoul, Korea where the designers will celebrate with a spectacular art installation and meet and greet at the Vans Lab Store on July 17.
Shop the collection at vans.com/eleykishimoto and Vans retail stores.