• Vans Indonesia Living Art Capsule Collection by Eley Kishimoto
  • Vans Indonesia Living Art Capsule Collection by Eley Kishimoto
  • Vans Indonesia Living Art Capsule Collection by Eley Kishimoto
  • Vans Indonesia Living Art Capsule Collection by Eley Kishimoto
  • Vans Indonesia Living Art Capsule Collection by Eley Kishimoto
  • Vans Indonesia Living Art Capsule Collection by Eley Kishimoto

The American manufacturer of shoes, based in Cypress, California that also produces apparel and other products related such as t-shirts, hoodies, socks, hats, and backpacks known as Vans recently teamed up with British design house designer Eley Kishimoto to launch a range of wearable art dubbed as the “Living Art” capsule collection. According to their official regional partner in Indonesia, Vans Indonesia explained that Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto founded Eley Kishimoto in 1992 living by the maxim Print the World. For this project, they applied two of their archive designs across the collection of footwear, apparel, and accessories, such as flash print for men and magnolia hysteria for women. They also utilized their signature graphic print aesthetic and translated the traditional Vans Waffle Sole into a 3D interpretation dubbed as “Whopping Waffle” that adorns the low-top Era in bright blue. The next original print for the collaboration explores an abstract urban playground, Bumpy Road, which is collaged on the Authentic. For those of you who are willing to add your Vans collection to your closet, the entire “Living Art” capsule collection by Eley Kishimoto is now available exclusively through selected Vans stores at Grand Indonesia Shopping Town, Pondok Indah Mall, Mall Kelapa Gading, Mall Kota Kasablanka, Paris Van Java Bandung, Sogo Discovery Mall Bali, and many more.

Vans is an American manufacturer of shoes, apparel, and other products such as T-shirts, hoodies, socks, hats, and backpacks. As of August 2013, the brand is active in the actions sports industry and sponsors skateboard, surf, snow, BMX, and Motocross teams. At the commencement of the 21st century, Steve Van Doren, the son of Paul Van Doren, remains with the company, as does his sister Cheryl and his daughter Kristy. In 2000 and 2001, Forbes recognized Vans as one of “America’s Best Small Companies.” In 2002, Vans opened an enclosed skatepark in the Festival Bay Mall on International Drive in Orlando, Florida that was eventually closed on January 21th 2012. At this time, the shoes were still being sold for as little as US$45. In 2004, Vans launched the Vans “Customs” feature on its website whereby customers could log onto the Vans website and design their own pair of Vans slip-ons, mid-cuts, or high-tops. As of August 2013, the Vans skateboard team is filming a video and team rider Geoff Rowley explained in an August 2013 interview that the video will represent a team of grateful Vans riders returning the support that they have received from the shoe brand thus far. As of 2015, customers can design their own custom Era, Slip-On, Old Skool, Authentic, Authentic Lo-Pro, 106 Vulcanized, Chukka Low, and Sk8-Hi shoes.

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