Wait, did we simply get an early have a look at A$AP Rocky's Vans collaboration?
A$AP Rocky is not any stranger to a collaborative mission. The 32-year-old member of hip-hop collective A$AP Mob has partnered musically with the likes of Selena Gomez, Florence Welch, Child Cudi, Kanye West, Skrillex and Jessie Ware all through his profession and past music he has additionally teamed up with a number of the style business's most interesting names, from Below Armour and JW Anderson to Guess and Parisian cult model Marine Serre.
Now he’s increasing his footprint within the vogue business by partnering with American sneaker label Vans. Rocky, whose actual identify is Rakim Athelaston Mayers, unveiled that he had been engaged on a mission with the skate model in an interview with American GQ earlier this yr, in flip explaining that he has “fully reinvented” the basic slip-on.
The slip-on is one in all Vans' signature designs: launched in 1977 it was initially often known as Type #98. Characterised by its laceless development and stretchy higher, it was picked up by skilled skaters, corresponding to Stacy Peralta and Tony Alva, earlier than receiving widespread recognition from the likes of Justin Bieber, Zac Efron and Jennifer Lawrence.
Whereas little has but been unveiled concerning the Rocky-Vans hook-up, the “Style Killa” rapper was photographed in a pair of never-before-seen trainers this weekend, which eagle-eyed sneakerheads over within the Twittersphere have urged sit throughout the upcoming collaborative assortment.
Characterised by an easy-to-slip-into mule-like silhouette, which has no heel counter not like the OG design, Rocky's kicks include an all-white colourway and a flame motif on the outers and inners of every shoe. He was additionally noticed in an extra unreleased model of the sneakers, which carried related motifs and a backless kind, in addition to a turquoise and black colourway.
Having beforehand labored with Below Armour in 2018 on the SRLo (Skate, Rave, Lo) design, Adidas and Jeremy Scott on the Wings sneaks in 2013 and Italian designer Amina Muaddi in 2020, that is his first footwear enterprise with Vans. Vans, alternatively, has already labored with a number of musicians, from metallic mavericks Iron Maiden and Slayer to Anderson Paak and David Bowie.
As but, no launch date has been introduced, however Rocky has revealed that the drop can be “restricted”. Keep tuned.
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