Vans pays homage to the life and legacy of David Bowie with a collection of unisex footwear and apparel. Drawing inspiration from some of Bowie’s most influential works and colorful personas, this collaboration celebrates a joint force between Vans and “the man who fell to earth”- two entities who for decades have championed the different and the strange.
The Vans x David Bowie collection kicks off with an apparel and accessories capsule, with each style designed to represent remarkable moments from the Aladdin Sane and Ziggy Stardust album covers to the Serious Moonlight tour.
The footwear begins by dedicating Vans Classic Era to Bowie’s first hit single “Space Oddity”. Vans’ first skate shoe showcases varying hues of blue and green with cylindrical shapes that reflect the album artwork.
The Slip-On 47 V has been reimagined to include fuzzy checkerboard uppers reminiscent of the coat seen on Bowie on the Hunky Dory album artwork. While the Sk8-Hi Platform 2.0 pays tribute to Bowie’s glam rock alter-ego Ziggy Stardust imagined in red patent leather and embossed Bowie lettering.
Vans’ Old Skool is dedicated to Bowie’s Aladdin Sane album and includes pearlescent pebbled leather uppers accented by the iconic red and blue lightning bolt and finished with Vans’ Sidestripe. The two renowned motifs merge on the Sk8-Hi model which has checkerboard printed sidewall and includes the Bowie lightning bolt logo lock-up overlaid across the ubiquitous print and Sidestripe.
David Bowie’s last album, ★ is highlighted across Vans Classic Slip-On model. Using a combination of canvas and suede uppers, the vamp includes a vinyl star while the tonal black outsole includes an embossed star.