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Karl Lagerfeld Is Hooking Up With This Skate Label

Vans is the latest label to tango with Karl Lagerfeld’s namesake brand with a footwear and apparel capsule set to launch worldwide on Sept. 7.

Fusing the two brands’ universes, Vans is revisiting its hallmark checkerboard pattern in a cameo motif depicting Lagerfeld’s profile, with boucle fabric and a quilted letter K, among other leitmotifs.

The capsule’s six interpretations of Vans footwear classics include the Sk8-Hi laceless platform and Old Skool laceless styles outfitted in leather with the quilted letter-shaped detail atop white platform soles, and a solid black leather Classic Slip-On — also with the quilted letter K.

Karl Lagerfeld x Vans collaboration
Karl Lagerfeld x Vans collaboration. Note the genius interpretation of the classic Vans checkerboard.
CREDIT: Karl Lagerfeld

Other highlights from the two-toned black and white capsule include a T-shirt with an image of Lagerfeld wearing a checkerboard tie, a black and white raglan sleeve bomber and a premium leather backpack sporting the quilted letter K motif. Prices range from $40 to $300.

Karl Lagerfeld x Vans collaboration.
Karl Lagerfeld x Vans collaboration.
CREDIT: Karl Lagerfeld

The capsule will be presented at the Bread & Butter trade show in Berlin in early September. It will be distributed in Karl Lagerfeld boutiques internationally and select Vans accounts, as well as on both of the brands’ e-commerce sites.

Other brands that have collaborated with Karl Lagerfeld include Shu Uemura, Vilebrequin, Steiff and Tokidoki.

Vans X Karl logo.
Vans X Karl logo.
CREDIT: Karl Lagereld
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