Words by Shatay Speights
The popular skate culture brand and one of the brands leading in fun, innovative collaborations, Vans, is back with another dope sneaker collection.
Using amazing art pieces from equally amazing artists and visionaries as the muse for apparel launches seems to be a frequent source of inspiration, especially in the fashion industry. The collection from the partnership between Calvin Klein and The Andy Warhol Foundation proves that point.
If you have ever thought to own a famous piece of art without hurting your pocket, here is the perfect opportunity. The powerhouse sneaker brand behind some of the coolest collaborations has announced its latest collection in partnership with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, a space that is dedicated to the work of the Dutch artist. The mission of The Van Gogh Museum has been to make “the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh accessible to as many people as possible in order to enrich and inspire them,” a goal that is achieved further by way of this partnership with Vans.
The Vans x Vincent Van Gogh collection features an assortment of clothing and sneakers, making some of Van Gogh’s most recognizable works of art wearable art pieces. Sneakers (the classic Sk8-Hi and Authentic styles), t-shirts, bomber jackets, backpacks, and hats serve as the new backdrops upon which the works of arts are emblazoned. Art featured in the collection include Van Gogh’s self-portrait and well-known paintings like Almond Blossom, Sunflower, Old Vineyard with Peasant Women, Skull and excerpts and illustrations from letters to Van Gogh’s brother, Theo. Beautiful flowers, bold skulls, elaborate brush strokes, and script are the stars of the collection. Each piece from the Vans x Vincent Van Gogh collaboration also includes a hangtag that highlights historical facts in reference to each art piece that is represented in the collection.
The collection will be available at the Vans website and The Van Gogh Museum Shop on August 3.
Check out the beautiful lookbook imagery that showcases the collection’s contents alongside the bold, colorful, bright paintings that the collection is inspired by.