Vans x Vivienne Westwood is bringing back the ’90s and ’80s

Words by Maeve Kerr-Crowley

V x VW.

Vans has teamed up with legendary label Vivienne Westwood on a six-piece, heavily embellished collection.

Iconic Vans silhouettes have been updated with the fashion house’s graphics and design notes, including handwritten prints and vegetable-tanned leather details.

A tan leather Sk8-Hi features a postage stamp and the address of Vivien Westwood’s flagship London boutique, while the Sk8-Hi Platform serves as an ode to the label’s 1981 Pirate boot.

Westwood’s DESTROY, Orb and Lightning Bolt graphics appear across the Checkerboard Slip-On, Authentic and Old Skool silhouettes.

Finally, an archival style from the ’90s – a slip-on loafer dubbed Style #53 – is reintroduced in black suede with a multi-coloured orb embellishment.

The collection will be available online and at Vans and Vivienne Westwood stores from September 20.


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