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Vans and Concepts Collaborate with 1970’s Punk Scene Inspiration

Boutique retailer Concepts have collaborated with Vans’ premium label Vault by Vans on their next project they’ve dubbed ‘Worlds End’ Collection. Concepts were inspired to pay homage to the 1970s punk scene, which it described as ‘a cultural movement that celebrated individuality and self-expression, but also inspired change.’ The retailer was inspired by the iconic Vivienne Westwood colour-blocked mohair sweaters from the era.

“Concepts has a long working relationship with Vans and every time we partner together, we tend to walk the line and push each other further. This Mohair collection is no exception,” Concepts creative director Deon Point says.

“We explored the punk era of the 1970s, a period which theoretically is thought of as an anti-fashion movement, but one that we’ve seen throughout the years informing fashion on many levels. In addition to its timelessness from a style perspective, the youth of today have a lot in common with those of the late 1970s, which has informed this generation’s fashion, politics and outlook.”

The collaboration which features two shoes with new looks from Concepts including the Vans Sk8 Hi and Classic Slip-On. Using mohair has given the design and unique distinction. Due to the unique patterns mohair creates, no two pairs will be the same. The Sk8 Hi will release in a purple plumeria and multicolour colourway, while the Classic Slip-On will arrive in a black marshmallow colour scheme.

Aside from the footwear, this Concepts x Vault by Vans “World’s End” collection includes a collaborative t-shirt and a fleece crew neck. 

The Concepts x Vault by Vans “Mohair” pack arrives exclusively via Concepts stores and Cncpts.com on Sept. 24. The Concepts x Vans Sk8 Hi sneaker will retail for $110 and the Concepts x Vans Classic Slip-On will come with a $90 price tag.