Vans, the original action sports brand, and London fashion house, Liberty Art Fabrics, come together once again to release a holiday collection that hits stores this October. The Vans x Liberty Art Fabrics partnership launches five Liberty prints in its sophomore season on the Vans Era 59, Authentic and Sk8-Hi Reissue styles alongside the women’s specific Sk8-Hi Slim. The choice of fabrics for this season’s capsule provides a range of prints dating back to the beginnings of Liberty’s rich history.
The Authentic kicks off the collection with the oldest print in the pack. The Liberty Hera has been in the books since the 1890s and is now a brand trademark. The peacock design features a mix of red and blue tones across the canvas Authentic. The all-white foxing provides a clean look and pops the classic print.
First printed for Liberty in 1967, the Ianthe fabric is featured on each quarter panel of the Sk8-Reissue. Royal blue upper materials and premium leather sidestriping complement the array of tones utilized in this intricate print.
A special offering just for women comes in the form of the Sk8-Hi Slim. The slimmed-down Vans Classic is available exclusively in women’s sizing and highlights Liberty’s Glenjade floral. Now known as Ditsy Floral, the allover pattern originates from an archived 1930s design, which was mass-produced in 1955.
The Era 59 completes the assortment with a duo of colorways. Patterns integrated into each aesthetic include the Capel floral first printed in 1978 and the speckled Melly motif. Each edition of the Era 59 is accented by the same pattern in two-toned color blocking.
Since 1875, Liberty Art Fabrics has remained dedicated to pushing the envelope of printed material design from London to fashion hubs across the world. That dedication combined with its rich history connected Vans with this legendary company for another installment of iconic footwear. Both heritage brands are proud to present the Vans x Liberty Art Fabrics collection for delivery this holiday season.
The Vans x Liberty Art Fabrics collection retails for $60 – $70 USD and arrives this October globally at Vans retail locations, at vans.com/liberty and the one and only Liberty of London on Regent Street.