Vault by Vans and Wacko Maria Announce Collaboration for Fellow Music Lovers

Introducing new Vans Authentic models inspired by music and collector culture.

Presented by Vans
Footwear 
3,598 Hypes 0 Comments

Tokyo-based clothing and record label Wacko Maria has teamed up with Vault by Vans to release a new collaborative collection for the spring. Inspired by a shared love of music and collector culture between the brands, the Vault by Vans x Wacko Maria collaboration features two colorful variations of the iconic OG Authentic LX Vans sneaker. The collection will be released in two special product drops this season.

The first drop of the Wacko Maria x Vault by Vans collaboration will release later this month and feature a unique twist on Vans’ first footwear silhouette, the Authentic. The sneaker features a repeating vinyl record pattern that incorporates Vans’ iconic Checkerboard print on the lateral and medial. The graphic vinyl images may also remind fans of digging for records at Wacko Maria’s “Paradise Tokyo” flagship store. With a black vamp, black contrast piping and a black heel stripe to enhance the shoe’s design, the collaborative model gives off a bold touch of pop art flair. The first release offers the OG Authentic LX in three colorways: baby blue, light pink and white.

By creating this unique pattern with Vans, Wacko Maria is able to bring a touch of its bold patterns and passions for vinyl culture, film and art to an expressive piece of footwear. Founded in Tokyo with the philosophy that “music is the trigger of imaginations,” it was only natural that this Vans collaboration would include a music-related design. With a focus on craft and detail, the Wacko Maria x Vault by Vans collaboration is an opportunity for both brands to offer creative expression in a special edition shoe. 

The first drop of the Vault by Vans x Wacko Maria collection will be available globally at select Vault by Vans retailers on March 20. Stay tuned for more information about the second drop that’s scheduled to release in May.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Wacko Maria's Atsuhiko Mori Shares the Musical Influences in Vault by Vans Collaboration
Footwear

Wacko Maria's Atsuhiko Mori Shares the Musical Influences in Vault by Vans Collaboration

Presented by Vans
The co-founder of the Japanese label talks footwear and garage rock records.

WACKO MARIA and PRO-KEDS Rekindle Partnership With Music-Focused Footwear Collection
Footwear

WACKO MARIA and PRO-KEDS Rekindle Partnership With Music-Focused Footwear Collection

Vinyl record and cigarette embellishments are applied to the heels of each rendition.

WACKO MARIA and Nanga Deliver Insulated Outerwear for FW20
Fashion

WACKO MARIA and Nanga Deliver Insulated Outerwear for FW20

Featuring bold leopard prints, waterproof fabrics and goose down fill.


WACKO MARIA and Jim Jarmusch Return for Yet Another Spooky Collab
Fashion

WACKO MARIA and Jim Jarmusch Return for Yet Another Spooky Collab

An ode to the director’s horror film ‘Only Lovers Left Alive.’

Nike Decorates the Space Hippie 04 With Rainbow Accents
Footwear

Nike Decorates the Space Hippie 04 With Rainbow Accents

Be True-esque accents highlight the sustainably made Swoosh model.

Beyoncé Makes Grammy History With 28th Win
Entertainment

Beyoncé Makes Grammy History With 28th Win

She is now the most decorated woman in the award show’s history.

Palace x THE NORTH FACE PURPLE LABEL Sees Worlds Collide
Fashion

Palace x THE NORTH FACE PURPLE LABEL Sees Worlds Collide

The two street-leaning labels unite for a Japan-only collaboration


Kohei Okita's "Reebok eightyone" Collection Expands With This Club C Stomper
Footwear

Kohei Okita's "Reebok eightyone" Collection Expands With This Club C Stomper

The laceless silhouette comes arrives with dark navy blue uppers and “Supave Blue” accents.

Sotheby's Publicly Displays Vincent van Gogh Painting for the First Time
Arts

Sotheby's Publicly Displays Vincent van Gogh Painting for the First Time

Hitting the auction block with a pre-sale estimate between $6-$9.7 million USD.

Cassius Marsh: NFL Linebacker by Day, TCG Fanatic by Night
Gaming

Cassius Marsh: NFL Linebacker by Day, TCG Fanatic by Night

Cash Cards Unlimited features the rarest cards from sports to ‘MTG’ to ‘Pokémon’ to ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!.’

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.