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Vans unveils limited collection as tribute to David Bowie

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sat, April 6, 2019  /  03:24 pm
Vans unveils limited collection as tribute to David Bowie

Footwear and apparel brand Vans, launches a capsule collection that pays tribute to David Bowie’s creative legacy. (Vans/File)

Legends, apart from having the ability to touch lives, can be a source of inspiration as well, and the late musician David Bowie has always been a source of inspiration.

Footwear and apparel brand Vans, has launched a capsule collection that pays tribute to Bowie’s creative legacy. A press release sent to The Jakarta Post says that Vans’ designers took inspiration from Bowie’s iconic fantasies (portrayed in his albums) throughout his career, from Space Oddity, which was released in 1969, to his final album Blackstar, released in 2016.

Sneakerheads may want to check out Vans Classic Era featuring Space Oddity album cover-inspired design, the Slip-On 47 V with furry-textured checkerboard pattern as tribute to the Hunky Dory album cover, Sk8-Hi with embossed “Bowie” typography available for men and women, Vans Old Skool, which is dedicated to the Aladdin Sane album with its red and blue lightning and Vans Classic Slip-On that has an embossed star on its upper part.

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Vans’ designers took inspiration from Bowie’s iconic fantasies (portrayed in his albums) throughout his career, from Vans’ designers took inspiration from Bowie’s iconic fantasies (portrayed in his albums) throughout his career, from "Space Oddity", which was released in 1969, to his final album "Blackstar", released in 2016. (Vans/File)

Meanwhile, the apparel collection includes short-sleeved and long-sleeved T-shirts, as well as trucker caps featuring vintage David Bowie graphics. One of the T-shirts portrays Bowie with his red and blue lightning bolt look for the Aladdin Sane album, while there are others that combine images of Bowie with Vans’ signature checkerboard pattern and skateboarder term “Off the Wall”, which has been adapted as part of Vans’ identity.

Vans X David Bowie collection will be available for a limited time starting on Friday at the Vans outlet in Grand Indonesia Shopping Town, but those who are interested can also look for the collection online. (sop/mut)

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