Every season, Vans footwear designers develop new ways to evolve and transition Vans Classic icons with seasonal updates and new material applications. For spring, Vans presents the patchwork denim pack in three Classic footwear models that draw inspiration from traditional Japanese boro patchworking and sashiko stitching.
“This collection was inspired by the quilting technique that was typically found on clothing as a way to mend and repair garments for longevity,” said Vans Head of Classic Footwear Design, Angie Dita. “With boro patchwork comes beauty out of necessity. We wanted to showcase the sturdy construction with denim and heavy stitching on our heritage footwear models.”
The Authentic has been reimagined using an all over heavy canvas that mimics denim and is accented with denim patches that implement the sashiko stitching process across the vamp and heel counter. The Sk8-Hi uses navy suede materials for durability and the light denim quarter-panels have been mended using complimentary denim patches that are finished with exposed stitch detailing and finished with Vans’ iconic white leather Sidestripe. Rounding out the collection is a Classic Slip-On that uses all-over denim patchwork detailing across the vamp in varying denim hues that mimic an oversized checker pattern.
The Patchwork Denim Pack will be available to shop online at Vans Classics and in Vans retail locations beginning this March!