Opening Ceremony Reimagines the Legendary Vans Checkerboard Print Working with Snakes and Leopards

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Vans and Opening Ceremony have worked on collaborative initiatives due to the fact 2014, nonetheless the approaching assortment may possibly be their most eye-catching work to date.

This thirty day period, the two are established to provide a assortment of footwear, attire and extras with the Vans legendary checkerboard print at the heart. Using the Authentic silhouette as the canvas, Opening Ceremony founders Carol Lim and Humberto Leon reimagined the sample in two strategies — one refined and the other bold.

1 of the reimagined seems adds an all-above repeat pattern “that highlights the good and adverse space” of snakes on just one pair (which is executed in pink and white) and leopards on an additional (shipped in a black and white colorway), with the two prints consuming both the higher and the sole device. Marking the partnership are co-branding on the heels and insoles.

The apparel and extras from the selection functions the repeat leopard pattern, which will make its way onto a keep track of accommodate-impressed jacket, a relaxed fit pant and a padded tote bag.

The other shoe utilised in the assortment is the Genuine QLT, which options quilted uppers — like the checkerboard sample — executed with monochromatic uppers in orchid and baja blue hues. And as with the snake and leopard Genuine sneakers, the quilted appears to be also feature co-branding on the heels and insoles.

“Vans has been a prolonged-time innovative husband or wife of ours, and we’re so thrilled to collaborate on their legendary print this time,” Leon of Opening Ceremony said in a statement. “For this new capsule assortment, Carol and I are inspired to reinvent the checkerboard, taking a new graphic approach to Vans’ basic pattern.”

The Vans x Opening Ceremony assortment is slated to arrive on Feb. 19 through, Vans retail locations and at pick out retail companions.