Kenzo and Vans have teamed up once again to re-release their floral collection.
Executives at the two brands, who last worked together in 2013, are launching a line that features Vans Sk8-Hi and Old-Skool sneakers in three floral prints, alongside a 46-piece ready-to-wear collection, designed by Kenzo’s creative director Felipe Oliveira Baptista.
And a limited-edition skateboard, made in partnership with The Skateroom, is also being released to complement the collection.
The Kenzo x Vans range will be Oliveira Baptista’s first collaboration since taking over the French luxury fashion house last July, and it will include floral dresses and outerwear, T-shirts, and hoodies, along with denim trousers and skirts, and accessories such as baseball caps.
“The Vans collaboration is a very Californian wardrobe inspired by the world of skateboarding, some bleached basics/essentials from which all jerseys are in organic cotton,” Oliveira Baptista said as he announced the “dynamic and youthful” collection.
He also revealed the floral prints on the sneakers were archival floral patterns from Kenzo that had been repurposed for the clothing line.
The Kenzo x Vans collection will be available at select stores from 17 June.
In addition, 100 per cent of the profits from the skateboard, which also features a Kenzo floral pattern on one side, will be donated to a social skate project in Jamaica that helps at-risk youth.
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