MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Vans, the original action sports brand and global icon of creative self-expression, partners with Chinese renowned artist Chen Yingjie (a.k.a HuaTunan) to create a festive collaboration celebrating the Year of Tiger.
Inspired by his famous artwork “Stay Hungry”, Chen Yingjie related Vans’ capsule with his interpretation of the tiger spirit – exploration, adventure and perseverance, and connected with Vans’ “Off the Wall” spirit. With the “Stay Hungry” series as the design origin, Chen Yingjie combined urban streets with natural elements, showcasing through the splashed ink, oracle bone inscriptions and modern city street signs over Vans’ classic silhouettes.
The Vans x HuaTunan Year of the Tiger collection covers Vans’ iconic silhouettes including the Authentic, the Sk8-Hi and the Old Skool together with the finest selection of apparel items. The Authentic carries signature street ink graphics with transparent outsole to present the vivid style of tiger; The Sk8-Hi Echo DX reinterprets the classic Sk8-Hi with more details added to the silhouette, presenting a living tiger in the wildlife. The Old Skool applies black suede over the shoe upper, matching with the pattern hand drawn by Chen Yingjie.
Vans and Chen Yingjie also bring apparel into the collection, including a long-sleeve t-shirt.
The Vans x Year of the Tiger shoe collection is available beginning January 6, 2022 while the Vans x Year of the Tiger apparel is available beginning January 17, 2022 in these select Vans Stores:
- Vans Trinoma
- Vans Glorietta 3
- Vans Ermita
- Vans Festival Mall
- Vans SM Megamall
- Vans SM Fairview
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