Vans and WTAPS mark a new milestone in their storied partnership to unveil a premium 10-piece footwear and apparel collection, deeply rooted in a philosophy derived from the finest Japanese craftsmanship.
As Vans celebrates its 50th anniversary and WTAPS approaches their 20th year, both brands honor their history by introducing an Anaconda-inspired embossed leather pack in three new colorways, alongside the coveted Bones motif across a collection of Vault by Vans Original Classics.
Arguably the most sought-after design emblem in the history of Vans x WTAPS projects, the white stitched Bones motif resurfaces on black and olive executions of the OG Sk8-Hi LX, OG Chukka Boot LX and OG Authentic LX. Each style is unified by the coveted Bones pattern stitched across the quarter panels, complete with a solid toecap design.
A unique piece to round out the fall collection reveals a premium military-inspired jacket, sporting the all-over Bones motif and a final, expressive touch that reads “Vans #1 Waffle Lovers Club” stitched on the back.
Launched in 1996, WTAPS director Tetsu Nishiyama, or “TET”, has built a brand that defines modern design in a league of its own. No stranger to Vans, WTAPS celebrate more than a decade of limited edition collaborations with the brand under the Vans Syndicate and Vault by Vans labels.
The Vault by Vans x WTAPS collection Anaconda styles will be available globally on August 27, 2016 and the Bones styles on September 10, 2016.