Vault by Vans partners up with true kindred spirits in Brooklyn based design collective LQQK Studio. LQQK’s artistically elevated interpretations of their skate and street fashion culture roots dovetail nicely with the Vault by Vans philosophy, which reworks original Vans icons with an emphasis on premium construction and a sophisticated design sensibility.
The second collaborative effort from Vault by Vans and LQQK celebrates the enduring popularity of workwear, with a capsule range that gleefully pinballs around all the key aspects of workwear’s multifaceted appeal and applications.
Two footwear silhouettes, the Style 17 Mule LX and the Chukka LX blur the lines of workwear’s double life as functional equipment and modern style fixture. Three colorways of the casual silhouettes are outfitted with rugged, suede uppers, reminiscent of classic work boots. The Mule LX is offered in neutral shades of ‘honeycomb’ and ‘cream,’ featuring an all-over, embossed application of the Vans circle-V logo, while a dark green option adds splattered paint, for a lived in, day on the job feeling. The Chukka LX style sports the same motif, in shades of cream, burgundy, and paint splattered black.
The collection’s apparel component pays tribute to the screenprinting background of LQQK, with long sleeve tees and pullover sweats featuring a gradient application of a ‘90s throwback, oval Vans wordmark logo, and visible CMYK printers mark graphics.