Calling all Damien Hirst fans, Vault by Vans has teamed up with the acclaimed British artist and Las Vegas’ Palms Casino Resort, to launch a limited edition footwear collection. The six-piece collection features some of Hirst’s most recognizable motifs including spots, butterflies, spin paintings and skulls on Vans’ classic silhouettes, the Sk8-Hi and Classic Slip-On. At the Palms Casino Resort, there will be an “Empathy Suite”, one of the world’s most expensive suites, and “Unknown” the resort’s center bar featuring Hirst’s The Unknown (Explored, Explained, Exploded) a 13-foot-long tiger shark divided into three parts.
The Vault by Vans x Damien Hirst collection will be available on Friday, December 6 exclusively at the Vault by Vans retail store located at 219 Bowery in New York City and the Palms Casino Resort, located at 4321 W Flamingo Rd in Las Vegas.
The Classic Slip-On VLT LX is presented in three renditions — one draped in cool grey uppers with butterflies and a detail from one of Hirst’s iconic spin paintings on the side quarter panel. The second style covers the right shoe with colored spots inspired by Hirst’s spot paintings and the left shoe with Vans’ iconic checkerboard print. Lastly, the final Slip-On offering features a Hirst spin skull design covering the uppers with black side panels.
The three Sk8-Hi Reissue VLT LX styles, the first features a canvas upper with an all-over spot pattern, the second with the butterfly design and the third with the spin skull design. Each design features molded foxing tape and a custom footbed.
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