Set to release later this month, Vault by Vans and BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS are giving fans a preview of their upcoming collaboration. The collection of the Authentic LX, Old Skool LX and apparel blends Vault by Vans’ West Coast roots with the Tokyo street culture that informs BEDWIN’s iconic designs.
Drawing inspiration from traditional American menswear from the ’80s and ’90s, a bold paisley print runs all over the collection. Featuring sneakers, T-shirts, hoodies and bucket hats, each piece includes fragments of USA-made bandanas. The collaboration’s paisley pattern is key to the BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS’ brand, which was founded by Masafumi “Bebetan” Watanabe in Tokyo in 2004. Other features of this collection include contrasting colors, like the red band found on bottom of the shoe, and the combining of mismatched paisley bananas in unexpected ways.
Both Vault by Vans and BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS have a commitment to detail in their creations, which will appeal to fans of the Japanese streetwear label and Cali footwear brand. Constructed from heritage textiles, using USA-made bananas cut at different seams, no two pairs of sneakers will be the same. Stay tuned for more information on the Vault by Vans x BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS collection before it drops on July 24 at select Vault by Vans retailers. To locate a store, head to the brand’s website.