Vans returns with a new seasonal update to its Classic line for Spring 2018, dubbed the “Patchwork & Denim Construction” pack.
The drop includes three Classic footwear models that draw inspiration from traditional Japanese boro patchworking and sashiko stitching.
“This collection was inspired by the quilting technique that was typically found on clothing as a way to mend and repair garments for longevity,” said Vans Head of Classic Footwear Design, Angie Dita. “With boro patchwork comes beauty out of necessity. We wanted to showcase the sturdy construction with denim and heavy stitching on our heritage footwear models.”
The Authentic has been reimagined using an all over heavy canvas to mimic denim, which is accented with denim patches to implement the sashiko stitching process across the vamp and heel counter.The Sk8-Hi uses navy suede materials and the light denim quarter-panels, which alongside exposed stitch detailing and finished with Vans’ iconic white leather Sidestripe. Finally, the Classic Slip-On uses all-over denim patchwork detailing across the vamp in varying denim hues that mimic an oversized checker pattern.
The Vans Patchwork Denim Pack is available now online and Vans stores.