Karl Lagerfeld teams up with Vans to debut an iconic collection
Skate fashion is evolving daily. A reputable gritty counterpart which evolved in the streets; it is now a fascination of high profile designers, dreamt up to charter new stylistic terrains.
Skating has been a point of fascination for Vogue and other countless haute couture giants, independent designers, and mega-retailers. All repeatedly cashing in on the skater trend over the years, this worldwide rebranding of skating is putting the sub culture at risk of becoming ‘mainstream’, and the tight knit community has been swift to make noise over the appropriation of its beloved culture.
However, Vans still continue to incorporate the global fashion house alongside the skating community. Their latest campaign includes a debut 12-piece collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld’s self named brand, including logo hoodies, printed tees, and a singular take on the Vans check.
Putting aside their iconic square prints, Lagerfeld’s collection reinterprets Vans’ renowned classic styles through the lens of the iconic fashion house, resulting in an effortlessly cool end product. Lagerfeld’s design is comprised of interlocked silhouettes of his own eponymous label t, reinventing casual street style, embossed with a quilted ‘K’ and his ponytailed portrait.
The collection takes Parisian-chic twist to Vans’ timeless classics. Including an apparel and accessories offering makes a bold statement with a two-toned palette in black and white.
Priced from £40 to £300, the collection will go on sale in Karl Lagerfeld stores, Karl.com, and on Vans’s site on 7 September. The next question is, who will be the first to wear it and how will the skating world react?