I’ve been waiting for this VANS x STAR WARS collection to be announced since February when I first previewed it at AGENDA Las Vegas. This collaboration is so cute and and amazing in all sorts of ways, it features artwork from the original Star Wars trilogy. The collection features men’s, women’s, kids and toddlers (see collection at minilicious.net), besides footwear there’s also men’s apparel and women’s accessories. By combining heritage Vans prints with iconic Star Wars characters, this is truly a unique collaboration.
The collection consists of a six-piece offering from Classics, Vans introduces two colorways of the Authentic featuring Boba Fett and Stormtrooper characters. The second style is the Stormtrooper bandana print that mashes up one of Vans archived patterns with the Galactic Empire’s henchmen for a discreet, all-over arrangement. Yoda brings balance to the Force with his special takes on the Authentic and Sk8-Hi Reissue. Blended with Vans’ Hawaiian pattern and images of Yoda, the peaceful aloha motif covers the uppers of the low top and hits each quarter panel of the high top. As a tribute to the original film, Vans pairs the Classic Slip-On with the 1977 poster artwork from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and showcases the Era in comic-book style graphics from vintage Star Wars merchandise. Young Padawans and small Sith lords can enjoy the collection as well with kid and toddler-sized shoes featuring the Yoda-inspired art and comic-book graphics as well as two kids-specific Stormtrooper and Darth Vader prints.
There’s also a limited installment of footwear under Vans’ premium label, Vault by Vans. The Vault by Vans x Star Wars collection launches with two rare Vans prints from the ‘80s that incorporate images of Star Wars villains into Vans original Classic forms. Check here for more info.
To complete the collection, there’s an assortment of men’s apparel and women’s accessories including a selection of tees, caps, backpacks and sock pack. Look out for the collection this June at vans.com, Vans retail stores and select locations globally.
Love the collection, can’t wait to get my feet in these kicks! And how adorable is the kids collection?!
More photos after the jump…