Vans/Karl Lagerfeld collaborate on capsule collection

A Vans/Karl Lagerfeld collaboration has produced an exclusive capsule collection for autumn.

Featuring 12 styles, the collection reinterprets the US skateboarding shoe brand’s classic styles through the lens of the iconic German fashion house. The designs were revealed at the Bread & Butter trend show in Berlin, and launches worldwide tomorrow at Karl Lagerfeld boutiques, select Vans accounts, and

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Covering both apparel and accessories, the offering makes a bold statement with a black and white palette, says Vans. Styles include a t-shirt and sweatshirt with the Vans x Karl Lagerfeld logo, a t-shirt with an image of Lagerfeld wearing a checkerboard tie, a black-and-white raglan-sleeve bomber, a leather backpack with K-quilted stitching, and a cap with a checkerboard brim.

For the footwear there are six interpretations of Vans Classic styles, including the debut of the SK8-Hi Laceless platform and the Old Skool Laceless platform, both outfitted in luxe leather with K-quilted stitching atop white platform soles.

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There is also a black leather Classic Slip-On finished with K-quilted details. The Old Skool and Sk8-Hi Reissue have leather uppers outfitted with bouclé fabric quarter-panels atop a black outsole.

Rounding out the assortment, the Vans Checkerboard Classic Slip-On has been remastered with a Vans x Karl Lagerfeld cameo print.

“Working in close partnership, our teams designed this collection to reflect the unique histories of our respective brands,” says Vans senior footwear designer Angie Dita. “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.”


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