The Supreme x Vans Legacy Continues

The Supreme x Vans Legacy Continues

The collaboration between Vans and Supreme has been one of the oldest and most notable. Here's a look at some of our favourite Supreme x Vans collabs and what they have in store for us this year.

Supreme started off as a small skate shop In Soho, New York, way back in 1994. It wasn’t as popular as it is now and was trying to make its mark in the world of skateboarding and fashion.

In 1996, the brand collaborated with Vans for the first time on their first-ever exclusive store release. Vans was popular with skateboarders at the time and was known for its rugged yet sleek waffle-sole shoes.

When Supreme first collaborated with Vans, it had no immediate plans of getting into the mainstream shoe business - they were focused on creating quality goods for skateboarders! But all that changed with the very first collaborative effort between the two brands with an exponential increase in Supreme's sales and general street fame. Although there was a 8-year gap between the first and second collaboration of the two brands, in the span of those 8 years, Supreme had managed to establish a name for their sleek yet outlandish designs and were now considered a brand that was ahead of its time.

Present-day Supreme collaborates with new brands all the time, and while some of these are one-off ventures, others end up having more staying power and earn a special place in the hearts of the fans. The Vans x Supreme collaborations over the years are one such example.

Here's a look at some of our favourite Supreme x Vans collaborations through the years and a detailed look into the upcoming SS20 collection.

Supreme x Vans Old Skool

In their first-ever collaboration back in 1996, the two brands worked on the iconic "Old Skool" silhouette. The Old Skool, at the time, was one of the best shoes offered by Vans and the collaboration was headed by Design Director Brendon Babenzien.

Supreme kept things simple yet fresh and launched three colourways as a part of this collaboration: a simple white and grey pair and two camo pairs. All three colourways featured a small Supreme box logo on the eye stay.

The collection was very well received by skaters and established a strong relationship between the two brands.

Supreme x Vans x Peter Saville “Power, Corruption, Lies”

In 2013 Supreme collaborated with British artist Peter Saville and released a collection of accessories, apparel, hardware, and footwear. The collection was named after New Order’s second album and every item displayed the same floral print as the album’s cover.

Supreme x Vans x Peter Saville “Power, Corruption, Lies”.
Supreme x Vans x Peter Saville “Power, Corruption, Lies”.

The collaboration also saw the release of three iconic Vans silhouettes: Sk8 Hi, Authentic and Chukka boot. This collection was one of the biggest hits of the season and sold out within seconds.

Supreme x Vans x Comme Des Garçons SHIRT

In 2013 Supreme announced another collaboration with Vans that had many a sneakerhead around the world excited about. They further announced that Japanese fashion label, Comme des Garçons would also be a part of the collaboration and the hype around the collaboration grew ten fold.

The Collection featured the SK8-HI and the Authentic silhouettes in two different colourways. The colourway and patterns of the sneakers were inspired by one of the shirts Comme des Garçons had released earlier. The blue and white pinstripe and black accents went perfectly along with the shirt pattern. The White mid-sole added to the simplicity of the shoe. The collection was sold out almost immediately and can be now classified as collector’s pieces.

Supreme x Vans SS20 Drop

The SS20 collaboration has been released and see's the highly coveted hole punch denim collection host the SK8-Hi and Slip-on in two new colourways: Black and Blue Denim.

The Supreme Hole punch denim jacket that was released earlier this season is being used as the inspiration for this collaboration. The upper of the sneakers utilizes denim material and has a distressed look to it which is amplified by the hole punch pattern.

The heel of the sneaker carries the Supreme branding and the white midsole is common amongst all the colourways.

The hype surrounding many a Supreme x Vans collaboration seemed to be slowly fizzling out but this new collection is bound to revive the once flaring enthusiasm.

Release Date: 9th July (11th July in Japan)

Price (SK8-Hi): $110 (Rs. 8,800 approx.)

Price (Slip-On): $98 (Rs. 7,500 approx.)

Related Stories

No stories found.