Vans has partnered with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam on a collection that brings the Dutch artist’s masterpieces to Vans’ iconic shoes and apparel.
The brand and the museum selected four main bodies of work to be used as themes in the collection – “Skull”, “Almond Blossom”, “Sunflowers” and the artist’s self-portrait.
Van Gogh’s studies of skeletons, carried out when he began to formally study art, will be seen on the Vans Classic Slip-On, a long-sleeve T-shirt, hoodie and hat, each incorporating the details of his brushstrokes in a reimagined checkerboard print.
One of the artist’s famous “Sunflowers” paintings patterns a pair of Authentic sneaker as well as a T-shirt and hoodie, while “Almond Blossom” appears digitally printed on the satin material of a bomber jacket, hat and backpack.
Van Gogh’s self-portrait likewise makes it onto the Authentic, as well as on an oversized tee.
A final group of designs includes the artist’s drawing “Old Vineyard with Peasant Woman” printed on the Old Skool and a Classic Slip-On featuring excerpts from handwritten letters from Vincent to his brother, Theo.
The Vans x Van Gogh Museum Collection was released worldwide on August 3 at vans.com/vangogh and Vans retail stores, as well as atvangoghmuseumshop.com and at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. – AFP Relaxnews