Skateboarding and street-wear brand Vans is collaborating with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in initiating a new fashion series and collection enthused by the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh. The limited-edition street-wear series is a fusion of some of Vincent van Gogh’s most-known artworks, including Skull (1887), Almond Blossom (1890), Sunflowers (1889) and van Gogh’s Self-Portrait as a Painter (1887-1888).
Five designs of Vans Classics sneakers is released in line with this collaboration, one of which inspired by van Gogh’s drawing, Old Vineyard with Peasant Woman (1890) plus another one that is inspired by the illustrations from his handwritten letters to his brother Theo.
There are exclusive historical facts about each sneaker series written and tagged to these shoes. The inside section of each shoe features personalized footbed art impersonating van Gogh’s trademark brushstrokes that integrated the Van Gogh Museum and Vans logos.
Other apparel and accessories for this collection feature the Almond Blossom artwork with a striking turquoise background and white flowers printed on satin material for a bomber jacket, a backpack and a baseball cap. There are also van Gogh’s Skull series printed on a long-sleeve T-shirt, a hoodie and a baseball cap. Moreover, fans of the van Gogh’s Sunflowers can now wear his most iconic famous painting, on a T-shirt and a hooded sweater.
Named as the Vans x Van Gogh Museum collection, this limited episode is now released from Aug 3 at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, on the Vans online store (http://vans.com/vangogh), and at selected retailers. As written by Vans on its website, part of the profits from the sale of this collection will go to the preservation of van Gogh’s legacy and art collection. Go get yours before it’s too late!