After catching brief glimpse of individual pieces recently, we finally have a complete and detailed view of the Collaboration Collection between VANS and Amsterdam-base artist Parra. The collection include all 3 of the classic VANS models Era, SK8-Hi, and Chukka, each apportion with that familiar whimsical treatment from Parra.
Of the 3, the Parra x VANS Era has the most understated appearance, with Parra’s signature turquoise, white, and orange color scheme, all on canvas. The Parra x VANS Chukka elaborate on the artist’s illustration more with black graphics on white. But not to devia:te too much from VANS’ root, each of Parra’s caricatures are actually skating. Then there is the final piece, Parra x VANS SK8-Hi, where the brightly colored illustrations of skateboards are printed on black suede, finished by a center-lined piece in turquoise running down the middle of the sneaker.
Part of the Fall/Winter lineup of VANS, all 3 models in the Parra x VANS Collaboration Collection are now available at the Parisian boutique colette.