FEBRUARY 1, 2022
VANS RELEASES YEAR OF THE TIGER COLLECTION
EMBRACE THE SPIRIT OF TIGER WITH CHINESE RENOWNED ARTIST CHEN YINGJIE
Vans partners with renowned Chinese artist Chen Yingjie (a.k.a Huatunan) to create a festive collaboration celebrating the upcoming Year of the Tiger.
Inspired by his famous artwork "Stay Hungry," Chen Yingjie aligned the Vans capsule with his interpretation of the tiger spirit - exploration, adventure, and perseverance. With the "Stay Hungry" series as the design origin, Chen Yingjie combined urban streets with natural elements, showcasing through the splashed ink, oracle bone inscriptions, and modern city street signs over Vans' classic silhouettes.
The Vans x HUATUNAN Year of the Tiger collection covers Vans' iconic silhouettes, including the Authentic, Sk8-Hi, and the Old Skool, together with the finest selection of apparel. The Authentic carries signature street ink graphics with a transparent outsole to present the vivid style of the tiger; The Sk8-Hi Echo DX reinterprets the classic Sk8-Hi with more details added, offering a life-like tiger in the wild.
There are two new iterations of the Old Skool - the first pair applies black suede over the shoe upper, matching the pattern hand-drawn by Chen Yingjie. The second pair features the signature ink paint and the "Stay Hungry" slogan.
Vans and Chen Yingjie also bring a complete set of apparel into the collection, including a long-sleeve t-shirt and a workwear jacket.
The Vans x HUATUNAN Year of the Tiger collection will be available starting February 1, 2022.