Vans Partners with BAPE to Create a Collection for Street Style Obsessed
Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand is proud to partner with BAPE®, the iconic Japanese streetwear pioneers for their first ever head-to-toe collection.
The Vans x BAPE® collection will be sold exclusively at Vans and BAPE® retail locations and at Vans.com and Bape.com. The collection will be available beginning November 1st in China, followed by November 13th for the Asia-Pacific region and will land in the select Americas retail locations and EMEA on November 29th followed by Vans.com on November 30th.
Vans x BAPE® will be launching on:
- November 1st in China
- November 13th in the Asia-Pacific Region
- November 29th in EMEA and Americas, BAPE® retail and BAPE.com
- November 30th on Vans.com
BAPE® (“A Bathing Ape”) has been bringing Japanese street style to the world since 1993. Situated in the heart of Tokyo – one of the world’s leading fashion hubs – BAPE® has remained a symbol of street fashion for more than 27 years.
Vans and BAPE® share the same roots – street culture and self-expression. In late 2020, the two brands gave streetwear fans a glimpse at what could be, with a limited-edition Vans Customs collection, sold exclusively in China. Fast forward nearly a year, and for their first global collection, it’s only fitting that they bring together their iconic identities for an apparel and footwear range that redefines classic silhouettes.
The first drop of the collection includes two of Vans’ most recognizable footwear icons – the Sk8-Hi 38 DX and the Authentic 44 DX. The Sk8-Hi 38 DX features BAPE®’s ABC camo outline, with a classic Vans black and white twist. A custom camo tongue label and statement red Waffle outsole add an elevated touch. For fans of A Bathing Ape’s iconic camo print, the Authentic 44 DX combines BAPE®’s first ever camo and Vans’ ripstop canvas for a more low-key look.
Completing the collection is a statement hoodie available in two colorways – Black and Heather Grey – featuring a mash-up of logos and camo prints.
For more information and where to purchase, please visit The Drop List, a calendar of Vans’ most exclusive product drops.
Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans® authentic collections are sold in 97 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 Vans Checkerboard Day, Vans Park Series, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, Vans Custom Culture, and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, House of Vans.
Situated in the heart of Tokyo, one of the leading fashion hubs of the world, Nowhere Co., LTD. strives to introduce Japanese fashion culture to the world. Since the brand’s establishment in 1993, it has remained as a symbol of street fashion for more than 27 years. Thus far, it has produced iconic design items, original patterns and characters such as the “Ape Head”, “BAPE® Camo”, “BAPE STA™“, “Shark Hoodie” and “Baby Milo®”etc. It has now expanded into men’s, ladies’ and kid’s line and is carried throughout stores in Japan and also sold in US, UK, France, HK, China, Taiwan, and various Asian countries. It has also created successful collaborations with established international brands and reputable artists. These collaborations are recognized as being genre less and flexible, not limited to fashion and apparel categories only.
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