Vault by Vans and Concepts Present the “Mohair” Pack
Vault by Vans and Concepts join forces once again for a new footwear collection that pays homage to the punk phenomenon of the early 1970s, a cultural movement that celebrated individuality and self-expression, but also inspired change.
“Concepts has a long working relationship with Vans and every time we partner together, we tend to walk the line and push each other further. This Mohair collection is no exception,” said Deon Point, Concepts’ Creative Director. “We explored the punk era of the 1970s, a period which theoretically is thought of as an anti-fashion movement, but one that we’ve seen throughout the years informing fashion on many levels. In addition to its timelessness from a style perspective, the youth of today have a lot in common with those of the late 1970s, which has informed this generation’s fashion, politics and outlook.”
Drawing inspiration from the iconic Vivienne Westwood color-blocked mohair sweaters, Concepts reimagined two heritage Vans styles, the Vans Sk8 Hi and Classic Slip-On with multi-colored mohair, the first time this fabrication has been used on any Vans footwear to date.
The attitude of punk music is reflected in unique vintage-inspired color medleys with the Concepts x Vans Sk8 Hi sneaker ($110) available in Purple Plumeria/Multi colorway and the Concepts x Vans Classic Slip-On ($90) available in Black Marshmallow colorways. Each sneaker features a unique mohair pattern, with no two pairs being the same.
As well as the footwear, Concepts will launch two private-label apparel pieces, a Concepts “Up Yours” Tee ($30) and Concepts Crew Neck Fleece ($90), which feature patchwork lettering that reference the 1970s aesthetic.
The Concepts x Vault by Vans “Mohair” Pack and private-label apparel will be available exclusively at Concepts retail locations and CNCPTS.com on September 24.
Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans® authentic collections are sold in 84 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans® has over 2,000 retail locations globally including owned, concession and partnership doors. The Vans® brand promotes creative self-expression in youth culture across action sports, art, music and street culture and delivers progressive platforms such as the Vans Park Series, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, House of Vans.
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