This Fall, The General by Vans will release a new footwear collection, the Vans Mountain Edition Low ‘Monochrome’. In three custom, completely monochromatic colors, the shoes combine utilitarian styling and an outdoor silhouette with an elevated fabrication and palette. In soft but substantial suede, the completely monochromatic colors - stone white, blue grey and obsidian - are inspired by natural rock and Fall skies. Details include matching monochromatic round laces, tonal woven labels with The General branding, and Vans’ signature waffle sole.
The footwear and photography concepts are inspired by the philosophical ideas of simulacra and simulation which examine the relationship between reality, symbols and culture, and how together they are involved in constructing an understanding of shared existence. What appears as reality is sometimes other than it seems.
The ‘Monochrome’ Mountain Edition Low collection is available in men’s and women’s sizes and will release Friday, September 27th exclusively at The General by Vans stores in New York.