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Stained Glass Sneakers

The Liberty Vans 2013 Holiday Collection is Stained-Glass Inspired

— October 2, 2013 — Fashion
English store Libberty London has partnered with Vans streetwear for the Liberty Vans 2013 Holiday Collection. The collection is featured in Sk8-Hi and Era models from the Vans staple collection.

These sneakers feature somewhat differing materials to their original models, including higher quality fabrics on the uppers -- blue suedes and higher quality stitched detailing. The Era version comes equipped with a speckled colorway with different heel and tongue accents; the Sk8-Hi version includes a stained-glass upper and burgundy Vans logo. Both versions include stark contrasts that make these models both vibrant and unique for this Fall.

Be sure to check out the full collection on the Vans website now. The collection will be dropping at certain retailers in both the UK and North America.
Trend Themes
1. Stained-glass Sneakers - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore incorporating stained-glass designs in other fashion accessories or even home decor.
2. Collaborative Streetwear Collections - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Partner with different brands to create limited-edition streetwear collections that combine unique design elements.
3. Higher Quality Sneaker Materials - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Experiment with using premium fabrics and stitching techniques to create high-end sneakers for a luxury market.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion Accessories - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Introduce new and unique materials in the production of accessories such as bags, wallets, and belts.
2. Retail - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create exclusive collaborations with popular brands to drive traffic and sales in physical and online stores.
3. Luxury Footwear - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Use higher quality materials and intricate designs to create luxury sneakers that cater to discerning customers.
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