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Suave Tribal Accent Sneakers

The Lupe Fiasco Vans OTW Stovepipe are a Fresh Take on Tribal Design

— December 16, 2012 — Fashion
The Lupe Fiasco Vans OTW Stovepipe are kicks that you may not expect from the Grammy rapper who is well-versed in skater culture. Lupe Fiasco partnered with Vans beforehand creating a line of solid OTW minimalist sneakers. This time the rapper went with a little more pattern, mixing bright Native tribal patterns with a stark black background.

The footwear contains a canvas tongue, which holds most of the pattern. The rest of the dark exterior is crafted out of leather with a rubber midsole. The under sole is a bright golden yellow. The Lupe Fiasco Vans OTW Stovepipe shoes come with a drawstring backpack covered in the same eye-catching patterns found on the sneakers. When you open the solid black box they are packaged in, you'll be surprised with dizzying tribal print.
Trend Themes
1. Tribal Design in Footwear - Opportunity for footwear brands to incorporate tribal patterns and designs into their products for a fresh and unique aesthetic.
2. Collaborations Between Artists and Fashion Brands - Potential for fashion brands to collaborate with musicians and artists to create limited edition sneakers that appeal to a specific fan base.
3. Minimalist Sneakers with Bold Accents - Innovation opportunity for sneaker companies to combine minimalist designs with bold accent patterns to create eye-catching footwear options.
Industry Implications
1. Footwear - The footwear industry can explore incorporating tribal patterns and designs into their product lines to cater to a fashion-forward consumer base.
2. Fashion - Fashion brands have the opportunity to collaborate with artists and musicians to create exclusive sneaker collections that appeal to their target audience.
3. Design - The design industry can explore the fusion of minimalist aesthetics with bold accent patterns in various products, including sneakers, to create visually striking designs.
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