Vans has unveiled an upcoming collection featuring artwork from the original Star Wars trilogy. The licensed offering extends from Classics and Vault by Vans footwear to men’s apparel and women’s accessories. The collection starts off with a six-piece offering from Classics. Vans introduces two colorways of the Authentic featuring Boba Fett and Stormtrooper characters, and blends their Hawaiian pattern with images of Yoda for a peaceful aloha motif that covers the uppers of the Authentic and hits each quarter panel of the Sk8-Hi Reissue. As a tribute to the original film, Vans pairs the Classic Slip-On with the 1977 poster artwork from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and showcases the Era in comic-book style graphics from vintage Star Wars merchandise. Young ones can enjoy the collection as well with kid and toddler-sized shoes featuring the Yoda-inspired art and comic-book graphics as well as two kids-specific Stormtrooper and Darth Vader prints.
The collaboration also brings forth an assortment of men’s apparel and women’s accessories. The men’s series highlights the Yoda aloha and Stormtrooper bandana prints across a selection of T-shirts, with an additional cap, backpack and sock pack dedicated to Yoda’s special pattern. The women’s range of accessories incorporates both sets of imagery into a focused, fashion-forward ensemble of backpacks and hats. The Vans x Star Wars Classics and Apparel collection will be available at Vans retail stores beginning in June. (via)
The first Star Trek x Vannen watch features designer/illustrator Tom Whalen’s interpretation of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Available in Grey and White versions and limited to only 200 pieces, each watch is $65 and features silkscreen artwork on the straps, dial, and crystal as well as custom Star Trek etchings on the stainless steel back casing and crown.