Prolific Japanese artist Takashi Murakami has teamed up with Vans for a limited run of footwear. Murakami chose the Vans Slip On as his canvas to showcase his vibrant artwork. Murakami’s artistic anime-influenced style is renowned for its incorporation of lively colors, shapes and imagery inspired by traditional Japanese art and pop culture. Generally described as a “superflat” form, his work is known for blurring the line between high and low arts. Two of Murakami’s recurring motifs, the smiling flower and skull patterns, are brought to life in this limited-edition collaboration.
The Vault By Vans X Takashi Murakami collection launches Saturday, June 26 in-store at 10AM, online at 11AM (pending availability) for $75 each.