- Georgie Lillington |
Skate and lifestyle brand Vans has joined forces with Karl Lagerfeld’s namesake brand, to produce a footwear and apparel capsule collection for Fall 2017.
The collection will include six redesigned Vans shoes, including the Sk8-Hi laceless platform and the Classic Slip-On. As well as a T-shirt, bomber jacket, and a leather backpack.
"This exciting collaboration is a fusion of Vans’ classic style and Karl Lagerfeld’s iconic design," said Angie Dita, Vans Senior Footwear Designer. "Working in close partnership, our teams designed this collection to reflect the unique histories of our respective brands. As a tribute to Karl Lagerfeld’s fashion DNA, we highlighted elements like boucle fabric and K-quilted stitching, and we reinterpreted Vans’ signature checkerboard pattern with Karl’s cameo silhouette motif.
The designs are set to feature Vans’ signature black and white checkerboard style with a range of Karl Lagerfeld motifs embedded in the designs, for example his iconic profile.
The capsule collection is set to launch worldwide on September 7, and will be available on both brand’s ecommerce sites as well as Karl Lagerfeld boutiques and selected Vans stores. Prices for the capsule collection are set to range from 50 euros to 300 euros.
The designs will also be exhibited at Bread & Butter trade show in Berlin in early September.
Both brands are known for their successful designer collaborations, Karl Lagerfeld with Shu Uemura for example and Vans with iconic streetwear brand Supreme.
Screenshot courtesy of Vans website