Vans x WTAPS “Original Classics” Collection 2016
This year marks Vans’ 50th anniversary and has been replete with celebratory events and releases paying homage to fifty years of incredible action sportswear (we’ll call out skateboarding as one of our favorite all-American pastimes), and revolutionary contributions to streetwear. The most recent addition to an already outstanding arsenal of Vans collaborations: a brand new Vans x WTAPS release.
The footwear and apparel collection includes 10 footwear styles in addition to an accompanying apparel collection, inspired by WTAPS lifetime philosophy derived from the finest Japanese craftsmanship.
As Vans celebrates its 50th anniversary and Tetsu Nishiyama’s WTAPS approaches its 20th year, both brands honor their history by introducing an Anaconda-inspired embossed leather pack in three new colorways, alongside a collection of Vault by Vans Original Classics highlighting the coveted Bones motif.
The Vault by Vans x WTAPS collection launches in Japan on August 20, 2016. The Anaconda styles will be available globally on August 27, 2016 and the Bones styles on September 10, 2016. The jacket will be available in limited quantities in select retailers globally alongside the Bones footwear capsule.