Another global collaboration from Vans has just arrived in Brazil. This time, the novelty is in partnership with the Opening Ceremony, founded by American designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, former creative co-directors of KENZO.
Based on the idea of positive negative of the traditional print “chessboard” by Vans, Lim and Leon created abstract patterns using snakes and leopards, which were reproduced in sneakers, clothes and accessories from the new collection – which includes, in addition to shoes, a training set and a tote bag.
“Vans has been our long-standing creative partner and we are excited to collaborate through its iconic print this season,” said Opening Ceremony creative director, Humberto Leon. “For this new capsule collection, Carol and I are motivated to reinterpret the Checkerboard, bringing a new graphic approach to the classic Vans print.”
Conceived in 2002, Opening Ceremony emerged as a multi-brand retailer guided by the principles of creative exploration and friendship, and since then, it has celebrated many unique and diverse perspectives from people and countries around the world. Opening Ceremony’s founders broadened their voices and crossed the boundaries that, most of the time, go far beyond the fashion universe.
In addition to the Authentic Vans with the patterns created by Opening Ceremony, two other shoe models make up the collection: they are the Authentics QLT. Available in the colors “Orchid” and “Baja Blue”, they have unicolor leather, padded vamp and side stitching.
With prices ranging from R $ 379 (sneakers Authentic printed) at R $ 649 (Leopard jacket), the Vans X Opening Ceremony collection is available at the main resellers of the brand and at the official virtual store of Vans in Brazil.