“Palm Angels started with a photography book and Vans was in it. I took a picture of a guy skating in Venice beach, wearing the most vintage Vans Sk8-Hi I had ever seen, and since then, the idea of Palm Angels collaborating with Vans has always been in my mind,” says Palm Angels founder and Creative Director Francesco Ragazzi. “It’s now finally a reality.”
Today, Palm Angels released a three-piece capsule collection in collaboration with Vans Vault, which pays homage to skate culture. The capsule celebrates the kind of freedom and individuality that links skate style and the signature Palm Angels aesthetic.
Ragazzi notes that his goal for the Palm Angels x Vans capsule collection was to create a small number of models, each with a distinctive vintage feeling balanced by a contemporary finish. This effect is achieved with meticulously chosen materials.
The Sk8-Hi VLT LX, Sk8- Mid VLT LX, and the Old Skool LX have each been reinterpreted using Palm Angels codes: red, grey, white, and black, finished with the Palm Angels logo on the side of the shoes to recreate the iconic Vans stripe.
You can shop the Palm Angels x Vans collaboration from September 27 online and in-store exclusively at Palm Angels Milan. From October 1, the capsule will be available at select Vault by Vans retailers worldwide.
Shop Palm Angels x Vans below.
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