Vans Surf line and japanese artist Yusuke Hanai continue their collaborative relationship into 2019 with this latest capsule collection. Hanai takes his inspiration from Rick Griffin and the counter culture beat generation of the 60s. His blending of vintage and modern stylings remind me of classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons with updated themes. There’s a little something that can make everyone happy in this capsule.
Yusuke Hanai’s work has been featured across the globe in Australia, Brazil, California, Hawaii, London, New York, Paris and Tokyo. Yusuke has carved out an eclectic audience due to his unique blend of Japanese-infused illustrations depicting an adventurous, wanderlust-like lifestyle. Drawing inspiration from within his local Kamakura surf community, Yusuke’s illustrations focus on mobility and discovery.
In this collection, Vans introduces a new iteration of the Sk8-Hi 138 Decon SF, Authentic SF and Classic Slip-On SF decked out in Yusuke’s retro-colored motif, comprised of a surfboard, skateboard, van and buddies road tripping. This collection evokes a free-spirited mood with Yusuke’s signature art print incorporated across comfy tees, button-up shirts and boardshorts. Standout styles include the apparel collection include the Yusuke Loggin short-sleeve, a flax linen blend camp shirt with allover print and two short-sleeve cotton tees featuring large scale Yusuke graphic details. The capsule collection is rounded out by accessories that band the designs together including a graphic green bucket hat.
The Vans Surf x Yusuke Hanai Spring 2019 Collection is available now from Vans.com and in store at select locations. Check your local for more information.