Vans: Year of the Rooster

I love VANS but they sometimes do too many collaborations that are unnecessary. This isn’t the case. In celebration of China’s Year of the Rooster, Vans has joined forces with Shanghai-based designer Kim Kiroic to create a capsule collection. Consisting of six classic silhouettes and using multiple fabrics, the project draws inspiration from the lifecycle of a rooster (from egg to full grown cock) with nods to punk rock culture.

From nude braided leather (emulating a roster’s egg) to soft yellow flannel (just like a baby chick), this collection has everyone covered. And while the leather checkerboard styles are an easy buy in (classic VANS), my personal favourite is the white leather Slip-On with a custom three-color fringe kilt.

Vans’s 2016 Year of the Rooster capsule will drop in select locations on December 16, followed by a broader release on December 20.






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Christian has been a cultural and style junkie since the age of 6; while most kids were swiping cookies, he was swiping his grandfathers' Patek Philippe. Raised to appreciate art, fashion,design and  literature (yeah, this one actually reads) by a single mother fondly called Jackie-O. Christian quickly went from childhood cultural capital thief to academia protégé. Referred to as the cat's meow by some, too clever by half by others, Christian eschewed the academic life and ran away to join the circus -the fashion circus. Several well-appointed positions later and a career on the rise would be most people's dream but it was time to say fuck off and start all over again.

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