Literally the buzz around the new Episode VII of the Star Wars franchise is palatable, even bordering on insane, every film magazine and website are running features on the most minute and insignificant detail. Whether it be Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo) both being in the UK at the same time or a piece of at AT-AT walker being spotted in Abu Dhabi.
Now I could include such puns as, Out of the World Collaboration, Interstellar collection, taking off to a galaxy far, far away for an out-of-this-world range, but I won’t, as hard as it is. Simply, the Vans x Star Wars collection introduces a six-piece collection from Classics. Aligning with the Dark Side, Vans introduces two colorways of the Authentic featuring Boba Fett and Stormtrooper characters. The Boba Fett camo color-up compliments the bounty hunter’s disguise alongside the Death Star, Darth Vader and the Stormtrooper to paint a dark scene of the evil Empire. The second style surfaces in the Stormtrooper bandana print that mashes up one of Vans’ archived patterns with the Galactic Empire’s henchmen for a discreet, all-over arrangement. Yoda brings balance to the Force with his special takes on the Authentic and Sk8-Hi Reissue. Blended with Vans’ Hawaiian pattern and images of Yoda, the peaceful aloha motif covers the uppers of the low top and hits each quarter panel of the high top. As a tribute to the original film, Vans pairs the Classic Slip-On with the 1977 poster artwork from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and showcases the Era in comic-book style graphics from vintage Star Wars merchandise. Young Padawans and small Sith lords, sorry a lease in the force, can enjoy the collection as well with kid and toddler-sized shoes featuring the Yoda-inspired art and comic-book graphics as well as two kids-specific Stormtrooper and Darth Vader prints.
The men’s range highlights the Yoda aloha and Stormtrooper bandana prints across a selection of tees, with an addition of a cap, backpack and sock pack dedicated to Yoda’s special pattern.