NOVEMBER 9, 2021
VANS X TIERRA WHACK COLLECTION
This December, Vans taps trailblazing rapper Tierra Whack for a uniquely creative collection of footwear and apparel designed by Tierra Whack in collaboration with her longtime stylist Shirley Kurata. The creative vision of Tierra Whack brought to life in Vans footwear and apparel, Vans x Tierra Whack collection blends a radical take on 1980s style with key elements of Vans brand heritage for a truly unique expression of design outside the lines.
Adapting the rapper’s irreverent approach to music and fashion, Vans x Tierra Whack is a mélange of colors, shapes, patterns, and phrases that explores limitless creativity. That freedom sees Whack and her longtime collaborator, Shirley Kurata, inject the collection with an inspiring sense of play, rendering each style singularly ‘Whack’. Over shared histories and a wealth of clashing and coinciding references, Whack and Kurata infuse the collection with the positive energy of self-expression.
“It was an amazing experience to be able to take what I do with music and apply it to fashion,” said Whack. “Making music is all about collaboration and it was great to work with Shirley and with Vans to give people a collection they can feel free in.”
The Vans x Tierra Whack Old Skool and Style 36, lead the footwear collection. The Old Skool features oversized and multicolored “WHACK” stamped on the quarter, echoed on the sidewall which reads “Weird Hype And Creative Kids”. This Old Skool was first released as part of a promotional run of shoes that Tierra created for her fans during a 2019 House of Vans Philadelphia performance and will be re-released as part of this collection. Meanwhile, the Style 36 plays with graphic contrasts, pairing a soft eco-suede classic white upper with pops of blue on the sidewall and oversized puffy laces looping through the collection’s signature “Weird Hype And Creative Kids” eyelets.
The Vans x Tierra Whack Half Cab provides Whack’s own spin on the Vans Classic, blending unexpected colorways and clashing Vans checkerboards in shades of yellow, green, red, black and white. Featuring a soft eco-suede upper and a rubberized checkerboard toe cap, the collection’s Half Cab comes complete with a secondary oversized green fuzzy lace and eyelets that read “Weird Hype And Creative Kids,” celebrating fans and followers of Tierra and her irreverent personal style. Contrasting left and right sockliners in blue and green decorate the insoles, while the tongue lining label features Whack’s signature in script, and a unique crystal bottom grass completes the style.
A truly ‘Whack’ standout from the collection is the Vans x Tierra Whack Standard Snow MTE, vibrant all-over in head-turning Cyber Yellow. Adapted from Vans’ ‘Made for the Elements’ line, the weather-ready style features a full patent leather upper, mid-calf silhouette, and black lug outsole to take to the streets come rain or shine, making it the sure rulebreaker of the pack.
A selection of apparel curated by Whack and Kurata complements the collection featuring styles including the Vans x Tierra Whack Twofer, a heavy cotton ringer tee with contrasting printed long-sleeves and a message from Tierra that reads “It’s Okay to Cry”. A Vans Authentic Chino with wide cuffed hems and packable puffer vest round out the apparel, while a reversible cotton ripstop bucket hat tops it all off, making a fully head-to-toe look.
The Vans x Tierra Whack collection will be available at the below locations:
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AVAILABLE DECEMBER 3, 2021
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For more information and where to purchase, please visit The Drop List, a calendar of Vans most exclusive product drops.