Vans’ New Collaboration with Taya Hayashi Draws Inspiration From Native American Culture

Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans
The complete Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans collection.
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One of Vans’ most storied collaborators is back for fall/winter ’16 with a fresh Native American-inspired collection.

Japanese designer Taka Hayashi’s 15th Vans collection will arrive in select stores next weekend, and it features a variety of silhouettes and colors. Here, the longterm partnership manifests itself in the form of a eight-piece Vault by Vans collection that draws inspiration from Hayashi’s travels, penchant for Native American culture and knack for intricate detailing.

“The skilled designer, painter and stalwart for Native American influence continues to build on his legacy of unique designs for Vans, in both his signature line as well as for Vans in-line product design,” the brand stated.

Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans The Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans TH Chukka Nomad LX in black. Courtesy of brand

Whether you’re looking for a dash of vibrant color or something more subdued, this Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans collection has it all. The collaboration is highlighted by the moccasin-like TH Chukka Nomad LX (pictured above) in black, brown and taupe colorways. Elsewhere, the Vans Sk8-Hi gets reimagined as the TH Court Hi LX in black, navy and red colorways.

Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans The Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans TH Court Hi LX in red/white. Courtesy of brand

Rounding out this Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans collaboration is the TH Court Lo Strap LX, a low-top sneaker with patterned velcro straps across its forefoot. The TH Court Lo Strap LX is offered in white/navy and brown/off-white colorways.

Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans The TH Court Lo Strap LX in brown featured in the Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans collection. Courtesy of brand

The complete Vault by Vans x Taka Hayashi collection will be available at select Vault by Vans retailers starting Saturday.

Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans The Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans TH Chukka Nomad LX in taupe. Courtesy of brand
Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans The Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans TH Court Hi LX in navy/white. Courtesy of brand
Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans The TH Court Lo Strap LX featured in the Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans collection. Courtesy of brand
Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans The Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans TH Court Hi LX in black/white. Courtesy of brand
Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans The Taka Hayashi x Vault by Vans TH Chukka Nomad LX in brown. Courtesy of brand

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