Vans’ Vault division is stepping up their game in terms of collaborative releases. Having recently teamed up with the likes of FDMTL, Bedwin and The Heartbreakers, and JJJound, the Californian footwear outfit presses onto another collaboration, this time with Sofia Prantera and her brand, Aries.
Creative expression into the streetwear sphere has always been at the centre of the Aries ethos. Their collaboration with Vans Vault extends this tradition, pairing stand-out printing and patterns to deliver unconventional iterations of the classic Vans silhouettes that dictate the modern skate sphere.
The conception of the partnership was born from the idea of mixing up every part of the silhouette. Incoherent graphics and logos, random colours and apocalyptic stories appear to break the rules of the norm. The phrases ‘Go Your Own Way’ and ‘Art Trip’ reinforce the message of individuality that is shared by both, Vans and Aries.
The collection spans both footwear and clothing styles with the inclusion of the OG Authentic LX, OG SK8-Mid LX, OG Era LX, and the OG Chukka LX, all varying in multiple colourways. Domineering touchpoints on the ‘Weed Muted’ OG Authentic LX incorporates multi-colour marijuana leaf patterning on the uppers, sidewall art and yellow colourblocking on the classic vulcanized sole unit.
Complimenting the vibrant array of footwear, the head-to-toe collaboration includes an equally bold co-branded hoody, a multicolour short sleeved tie-dye t-shirt and a knit jacquard beanie.
The Vans Vault X Aries collection will be available in-store and online from 11 SEPT 21.