Vans and Vivienne Westwood are teaming up for Spring/Summer 2018 and dropping a pattern-heavy high fashion sneaker collection. The silhouette is globally recognized as the classic Vans Sk8-Hi. The collaboration is meant to prepare shoe enthusiasts for the warm months with spring-inspired graphics. The 'Anglomania' capsule boasts the contemporary skateboard punk influence of Vans with the delicate and cheery aesthetic of Vivienne Westwood.
The high fashion sneaker drop includes two designs with an aesthetic that blends comic book playfulness and painting technique. The first Sk8-Hi silhouette is a colorful explosion with burnt orange midsoles and tonal lacing, while the second is a grey scale masterpiece. Encompassing youth skate culture, as well as Vivienne Westwood's signature approach to pattern design, the Anglomania footwear capsule can be seen as combining two worlds — that one of gritty and laid-back subculture and another of high fashion technical approaches.