Deluxe and Vans Japan have come together once again to collaborate on a small line of apparel, accessories, and an Authentic V44 in two flavors -- black and blue.
Drawing inspiration from Vans’ rich BMX history, Vans Japan and NEIGHBORHOOD team up for Spring/Summer 2017.
A few months ago, we got a glimpse at an Authentic JP from M. HOOLYWOOD out of Japan. Now, we get full images and purchasing info.
N. HOOLYWOOD chose the Authentic silhouette with a white and turtle dove premium leather and suede upper. While we love the color and material blocking, the typography work is what jumps at you. N. HOOLYWOOD went with a calligraphy styled printing of a sentence every designer is familiar with: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."
This is a sentence that is used to display typography because it uses all 26 letters of the English alphabet. It's a great choice to show their design roots and it really speaks to us. And everyone knows we like midsole printing. The word work is printed on the laces, midsole, and, something we have never seen before, around the top edge of the foot hole. Pretty awesome stuff.
The N. HOOLYWOOD x Vans Authentic JP is available now from the MISTER HOLLYWOOD webstore. Retail price is 17,280¥ (~$157USD) and they are going fast.