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Vault by Vans & Mastermind World Reunite for Punk-Inspired Sneaker & Apparel Collection

Vault by Vans and Mastermind World have reunited for a new collection.

The California skate brand and luxury menswear label’s new line includes a five-piece capsule comprised of iconic silhouettes. The collection features Vans’ iconic checkerboard and Mastermind World’s signature skulls in black and white motif.

The new line is inspired by designer Masaaki Homma’s love for punk culture. Founded in Japan in 1997, Mastermind World is a mix of sport, street and elegance, distinguished by cutting-edge luxury fabrics.

Vault by Vans x Mastermind World
Vault by Vans x Mastermind World.
CREDIT: Vans/Sandy Kim

Vault by Vans x Mastermind World
Vault by Vans x Mastermind World.
CREDIT: Vans/Sandy Kim

The new collection leads with Vault by Vans Sk8-Hi Bolt VLT LX and Old Skool Bolt VLT LX in black and white colorways crafted from Italian leather. The sneakers are accompanied by ultra-soft premium suede quarter panels and custom Mastermind detailing on the heel count.

Additional footwear styles include the Sk8-Hi Reissue VLT LX, Old Skool VLT LX and Authentic VLT LX in black and white colorways and with spike hardware, embroidery, and custom Mastermind friction tape. Each pair of Vault by Vans x Mastermind World shoes are finished with a clear waffle sole that reveals a custom checkerboard pattern.

Vault by Vans x Mastermind World.
Vault by Vans x Mastermind World.
CREDIT: Vans/Sandy Kim
Vault by Vans x Mastermind World
Vault by Vans x Mastermind World.
CREDIT: Vans/Sandy Kim

The Vault by Vans x Mastermind World partnership will extend this season, offering apparel for both men and women. The collection includes MSTRMND Premium Hoodie, MSTRMND PJ Shirt and Pants, and MSTRMND Slip Dress.

The Vault by Vans x Mastermind World collection will be available globally beginning on April 28 at select Vault by Vans and Mastermind World retail locations.

Vault by Vans x Mastermind World
Vault by Vans x Mastermind World.
CREDIT: Vans/Sandy Kim

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About the Author:

Ashley Rushford is the Digital Editor for Footwear News. She writes and edits stories about celebrity style, the latest fashion trends, shoe releases and exclusive interviews. Ashley received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies from Rutgers University and has written for publications like Essence Magazine and Black Enterprise. She has also supported Harlem’s Fashion Row, which is one of the most influential agencies and organizations in fashion and entertainment. Ashley’s style is a mix of cozy streetwear pieces with bold accents. She has a coveted sneaker collection that includes designs from Aleali May, Melody Eshani and the late Virgil Abloh. Ashley favors sleek and practical heels, but also loves statement-making strappy sandals and platforms as they can easily elevate any outfit.

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