Vans Announce and Reveal a Full, Limited David Bowie Capsule Collection
Vans keeps the collaboration game coming with what will be a popular one. The brand has just announced a limited but wide capsule collection in honor the late David Bowie, which will feature numerous footwear style and apparel pieces to go along with it.
As Vans announced, "Drawing inspiration from some of Bowies mostinfluential works and many colorful personas, this collaboration celebrates a joint force between Vans and "the man who fell to earth"—two entities who for decades have championed the different and the strange, leaving a lasting impression on generations. The Vans and David Bowie collection lands in select Vans retail stores and online April 5." More from Vans:
The Vans x David Bowie collection kicks off with a five-piece apparel and accessories capsule, with each style designed to represent remarkable moments from the Aladdin Sane and Ziggy Stardust album covers to the Serious Moonlight tour.
The footwear collection begins by dedicating Vans Classic Era to Bowies first hit single "Space Oddity" from 1969. Vans first skate shoe showcases varying hues of blue and green and cylindrical shapes that matches back to the album art cover. The Era is finished with a black sole that is accented with the album name on the medial and tonal design details on the lateral sides.
The Slip-On 47 V has been reimagined to include fuzzy checkerboard uppers reminiscent of the coat seen on Bowie on the Hunky Dory album artwork. The slip-on is accented by yellow suede uppers and is finished with the artists moniker on the pull-tab.
The Sk8-Hi Platform 2.0 pays tribute to Bowies glam rock alter-ego Ziggy Stardust. The platform style is decked out in red patent leather and features an embossed Bowie lettering and black platform sole. Paying homage to Bowies inclusive nature, Vans will be offering the Sk8-Hi Platform style in an extended size range for men and women.
Vans Old Skool is dedicated to David Bowies Aladdin Sane album and includes pearlescent pebbled leather uppers accented by the iconic red and blue lightning bolt and finished with Vans Sidestripe. The two renowned motifs merge on the Sk8-Hi model which has checkerboard printed sidewall and includes the Bowie lightning bolt logo lock-up overlaid across the ubiquitous print and Sidestripe.
David Bowies last album, ★ is highlighted across Vans Classic Slip-On model. Using a combination of canvas and suede uppers, the vamp includes a vinyl star while the tonal black outsole includes an embossed star. The Slip-On is completed with a galaxy of stars on the footbed as a tribute to Bowies legacy.