Vans and Lazy Oaf come together for an exclusive collection
Vans has collaborated with London-based fashion brand Lazy Oaf, for a head-to-toe collection available exclusively for women. Blending its “Off The Wall” aesthetic with Lazy Oaf’s tongue in cheek attitude the collection boasts Classic footwear, apparel and accessories.
"Vans and Lazy Oaf fans are very similar” says Gemma Shiel, Lazy Oaf’s Founder and Creative Director. “Everyone that wears both Lazy Oaf and Vans are nonconventional and 'keep it weird' in an irreverent and playful way.”
The Vans x Lazy Oaf collection showcases a vision of youthful creativity by bringing Lazy Oaf’s edgy weirdness and notoriously colourful aesthetic to a range of Vans apparel and accessories. Using a distinct colour palette of pink, black and white, the Vans x Lazy Oaf apparel collection uses checkerboard and playful Lazy Oaf elements. The Off The Wall Tee uses an oversized fit that includes checkerboard printed neck rib and a zany embroidery detail at the chest. The Checkerboard Tee combines a sport stripe neck with checkerboard trim down the sleeves and is finished with Vans Flying V logo. Street and sportswear influence can be seen across the Off The Wall Lazy Hoodie.
Key accessories include the Eyeball Backpack and Bear Bag, which each use checker printed straps. The Off The Wall Lazy Cap may seem like a classic baseball shape but it has been updated to include an oversized checker printed ribbon tie at the back.
The collection wraps up at your feet with three Classic footwear styles. The Old Skool Platform is taken to new heights and showcases black suede uppers that have been decked out with checkerboard printed laces and a pink Sidestripe. Adorning the platform sidewall are novelty cutouts that display three white hearts. Each Old Skool Platform style is finished with cheeky embroidery that reads ‘Bad for you” at each heel counter. A reissue of Vans Style 29 has been designed to include canvas pink uppers and is contrasted by a black lugged outsole and toe cap. The Style 29 is finished with playful “Sorry I’m Late” laces and a checkerboard liner. Vans’ checkerboard pattern has been reimagined to include Lazy Oaf’s eyeball print and if finished with a pink foxing stripe and bold black outsole for an edgy new take on one of Vans’ most iconic silhouettes.