Wearable art.

Words by

Naomi Hatton

Vans are the newest canvas for London-based design house Eley Kishimoto, collaborating to produce a dynamic collection of footwear, apparel and accessories for both men and women.

Founded in 1992 by husband and wife design duo, Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto, Eley Kishimoto aims to transfer its unique creative flair and classically-executed designs onto wearable pieces. And voilà, the Living Art collection was born. 

Featured in the collection are the company's signature 'flash' and 'magnolia' prints, comprising lighting bolts, jagged patterns and vibrant hues. Along with these recognisable print aesthetics, there are three additional designs exclusive to Vans.

Manipulating the traditional footwear sillhouette, Eley Kishimoto has injected its bold persona into the urban world of Vans. 

Dropping Down Under in early September, put the museum passes away and indulge in your own wearable art collection. 


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