All hail the king of fashion, Karl Lagerfeld, and his newest collaboration with Vans, because this ish is FIRE. Sure, we’re not seeing our usual faves — bold patterns, wild textures, or millennial pink errthing — but this style mashup with the skate brand is all kinds of edgy and we likey big time. The Vans x KARL LAGERFELD capsule collection officially launched on September 7, and in case you can’t tell, we’re *stoked.*
Featuring 12 sleek styles, this collab is the LIT version of the classic Vans shoes we know and love but with the runway-approved twist that only a major fashion icon could think up. Known best for his creative direction at both Chanel and Fendi, the designer, 87, seems to be far from slowing down. For the Vans collab, Lagerfeld draws inspiration from Parisian couture and creates the most badass blend of high fashion and street-savvy style.
In addition to six styles of kicks that include the above pictured Old School Laceless Platforms ($140), the collection includes a Boyfriend Tee ($50), a Pullover Hoodie ($100), a Bomber Fleece ($125 and yes, please), a Dugout Baseball Hat ($125), and a Leather Backpack ($300) for all you back-to-schoolers.
“This exciting collaboration is a fusion of Vans’ classic style and Karl Lagerfeld’s iconic design,” says Angie Dita, Vans Senior Footwear Designer. “Working in close partnership, our teams designed this collection to reflect the unique histories of our respective brands. 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.” Shop the full collection online at Vans or Karl Lagerfeld.
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(Photos via Vans)