Engineered Garments And Vans Work On Leather Checkerboard Slip-Ons Skate Shoes
The NEPENTHES umbrella has had a quite a time in the spotlight with regards to footwear collaborations, continuing to push their unique brand of design on some of the world's most renowned icons. As an extension of these efforts, Daiki Suzuki of Engineered Garments is once again bringing to light a set of the humble Vans Vault Slip-On. Infusing his own creativity and revered attention to detail, the Japanese designer has completely reconceptualized the iconic checkerboard print, adorning its recognizable look onto leather variations not too unlike those of the Anaheim label’s mainline. Vans Slip Ons One stays closest to the template of the original in its monochrome palette though each adjacent tile deviates from the next in visual depth. Furthering this motif though with an added asymmetric bonus, the Red, Black, and White pairs arrive in mismatched fashion as each foot utilizes distinctly different materials for a contrast in perceived shading. If you’re interested in grabbing either of the four for yourself, they will be available at Nepenthes locations in Japan on March 2nd with the New York store receiving theirs on March 8th.
Engineered Garments x Vans Slip-On
Japan Release Date: March 2nd, 2019
US Release Date: March 8th, 2019
London’s Ashley Williams Teams With Vans On Four Icon Models
Taking to four iconic Vans models with youthful expression, London-based designer Ashley Williams is pushing playful motifs and bold prints with each individual iteration standing in contrast to the next. The Authentic, Era, Slip-On, and Style 93 tell a story of modified toolings as the overall design becomes more aggressive from start to end. Taking off with a piece more contemporary and arguably simple, the original classic arrives in a standard black accented by metallic rings across the heel counter and vamp. Doing away with punk culture and entering something of more art focus, the padded variation exhibits mismatched prints with one of monochrome ceramics and the adjacent a pink-toned animal print. This maximalism extends into the laceless pair, matching up black and white prints in a style akin to DIY zines. While surely more adventurous than the rest, the strapped model — with an accentuated toe cap to boot — is subtle in pattern as it opts for a singular orange tiger print. Enjoy a detailed look of each pair below and expect a release to hit select retailers as well as Vans.com on March 1st.
Ashley Williams x Vans Pack
Release Date: March 1st, 2019
$84 to $92