Vans Announces Curtis Kulig Spring 2013 Classics ‘LOVE ME’ Collection

By Jay Casteel  |  01/28/2013

Vans announced a new collaboration this week with artist Curtis Kulig, best known for bombing city landscapes with the tag, "LOVE ME."

As part of the shoe brand's Spring 2013 Classics Collection, the Vans x LOVE ME is comprised of a trio of silhouettes, the Vans iconic red Authentic, the Checkerboard Slip-On, and the SK8-Hi Slim.

Each sneaker is adorned with an all-over embroidered LOVE ME graphics, while the Slip-On boasts a paint splatter design.
Finally, the SK8-Hi Slim, a women’s specific style, features an oversize embroidered LOVE ME on the side panel.

In support of the release, Vans is hosting bicoastal events in celebration of this special collaboration. On Friday (February 1), Curtis will be hanging out at the Space15Twenty Urban Outfitters in Los Angeles with a curated "LOVE ME" pop-up and Polaroid exhibition, which will feature DJ sets from Aska from ESP and a special live performance by Sky Ferreira. Then, he will head back to his current hometown of New York City on February 14 to celebrate the day of love at the Vans DQM General, where partygoers will enjoy a LOVE ME kissing booth, music, a Minx Nails x LOVE ME nail station, as well as a signature neon LOVE ME sig.

If you can't make the celebrations, you can send your special someone a LOVE ME message through the month of February with e-postcards designed by Curtis.

Visit to RSVP to your local event, send your Valentine a special message and to purchase your favorite style just in time for the season of love.