In developing its collaborative collection with VANS Vault, Engineered Garments took a subtle-yet-refined approach to rework a duet of Vans' most iconic silhouettes, the OG Authentic LX and OG Classic Slip-On LX. The Authentic is executed with either reversed olive sateen or Sunforger cotton canvas, while the Slip-On embodies the "positive-negative" concept championed by Engineered Garments designer Daiki Suzuki, resulting in one shoe constructed from smooth, full-grain leather, the other built with textured suede. Rendered in black, navy and tan, the kicks also hark back to mismatched sneakers seen in skateboard mags from the '70s. The Vault by Vans x Engineered Garments collection launches Tuesday, September 10th, at Nepenthes New York, which will host a special Vault by Vans Pop-Up Shop. An opening reception will feature art installations by Shin Murayama, along with free drinks and DJ sets from 7 to 9 pm.
Nepenthes New York 307 West 38th Street | Map New York, NY 10018
Release Date: September 10th, 2013 (Tuesday)