Kenzo & Vans collaborate
For Spring 2020, KENZO reprises its partnership with the iconic skate brand Vans with a new footwear collaboration. Vivid, all-over floral prints taken from the KENZO archives wrap legendary Vans Sk8-Hi, high-top sneaker, and the Old-Skool, low-top sneaker – the iconic silhoue e featuring the classics Vans Sidestripe. The styles come in three prints each, ranging in men’s and women’s sizing.
Expanding on the skate inspiration is a capsule of ready-to-wear pieces and accessories designed by Felipe Oliveira Baptista – his rst capsule collection for the Maison. Like the KENZO/Vans sneakers, archival floral prints are the thread of this dynamic, youthful wardrobe. Sharp cuts and unisex themes lend a sporty comfort to the pieces. The capsule includes 46 ready-to-wear pieces, including jersey items made with 100% organic co on – as well as a selection of bob hats, baseball caps, backpacks and bags.
Complementing the capsule is an exclusive lifestyle item created in collaboration with The Skateroom: a KENZO skateboard art edition. With a limited quantity of 150 pieces, the skateboard deck is available in selective KENZO stores globally and on KENZO.com. 100% of the pro ts from the KENZO skateboard art edition will be donated to a social skate project to empower at-risk youth in Jamaica.
In a raw reportage featuring images and videos, Ari Marcopoulos captures seven real skaters and friends in Los Angeles – Tre’Veon Ladson, Tyron Wa s, Vincent Nava, Omoye Brown, Surish Singh, David Branom and Rebecca L’Amore. Out ed in pieces from the capsule against the Californian backdrop, the campaign provides an intimate insight into their everyday lives.
The capsule will be available in KENZO stores globally and KENZO.com from June 17th, 2020.