Vans brings creative expression to limited-edition umbrellas and Sk8-Hi’s for a unique collaboration.
Vault by Vans joins forces with British-based luxury accessories designer, London Undercover this holiday season to transform the functional umbrella into an artistic platform. This exclusive pairing brings style and sophistication to the rain-proof fashion accessory and shares enhanced design features with a weather-friendly version of Vans’ iconic Sk8-Hi silhouette.
Employing water-resistant technology within a vibrant offering of colors and prints, the Vault by Vans x London Undercover footwear collection fosters creative expression on a blank canvas. Jamie Milestone of London Undercover established his brand to celebrate “Britishness” at its core by bringing the umbrella to life, despite its general perception as a boring, last-minute item.
The designs encourage people to enjoy and take pride in what could be a quintessential accessory and in this case, match them back to their footwear for a cohesive look.
Vault by Vans offers a four-piece footwear collection highlighting the Sk8 Hi MTE Cup LX, an elevated take on the classic Sk8-Hi silhouette. The Sk8-Hi MTE Cup LX features premium water-resistant suede, warm linings, and a heat retention layer between the sockliner and outsole to help keep feet warm and dry. A Vans constructed lug outsole takes advantage of over 20 years of snow boot history, infusing timeless style and modern technology into footwear that embraces the cold seasons.
Finally, to round out the offering, London Undercover presents three timeless umbrella models, each featuring a unique print that matches back to the quarter panels of the Sk8 Hi MTE Cup LX. Staying true to their roots, London Undercover incorporates their signature camouflage and orange combination on both the footwear and umbrellas, as well as their exclusive cotton-based, woven umbrella material on the shoes themselves.
The Vault by Vans x London Undercover collection launches across Europe on October 22, 2016 at select accounts.
Learn more about this special project at vans.com/vault.