Collaborates with Asia Artists to Add Colors into Summer Season Releases
Vans unveils the new 2018 Vans OFF THE WALL Art collection partnering with talented artists in Asia including Tyakasha, Kim Young Jin, Mister Tucks, Mooncasket and more. The collection embodies the message of creative self-expression in a variety of design styles and provides more options for this summer.
The Vans OFF THE WALL Art collection includes the eye-catchy Vans x TYAKASHA series created by Chinese artist Tong Yun, who is recognized as one of the key trend setter in Asia fashion industry. His own apparel brand TYAKASHA is known to be expressing a unique sense of humor and deeply embraced by the young generation. TYAKASHA’s character ‘ORING’, who is wearing Vans while doing skate tricks, is used in this series to elaborate the message of “chasing dreams and emitting a youthful flame” .
The design of Korea illustrator Kim Young Jin is presented in men’s shoes, apparel and accessories. Singapore illustrator Mister Tucks who loves skateboarding and is deeply influenced by the late 80s skateboarding aesthetic. He applied his well-known style “TEMPLE OF SKATE” to this collection and created a Japanese Ukiyo-e painting. Malaysia’s Fritilldea, drawing inspiration from his childhood comic books, combined Vans Slip-On with black brush strokes and brightly colored patterns to create a colorful visual impact. Another artist from Japan, Matiyu, was deeply influenced by the subcultures from the 1980s to the 1990s, created an impressive brand new cartoon image for this collection.
Asia talented artists Panda Mei, Mooncasket, Du Yan Ai Zi, Rocklee, Zilsm and Riansnak also joined force with Vans to release series of shoes, apparel and accessories in the OFF THE WALL Art collection. In comparison to previous years, the 2018 Vans OFF THE WALL Asian Artists Alliance has an even more powerful and stylish lineup. They have blended their unique ideas with Vans brand spirit and skateboarding culture in their creations, by using different styles to present the creative spirit of OFF THE WALL.
The Vans OFF THE WALL Art collection is available at Vans stores starting May 1st, visit a Vans near you to find out more.