"I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes."
Yves Saint Laurent
The Overdyed Vans Vault OG Classic Slip-on — UNIQUE LIMITED EDITION
To commemorate and celebrate Vans’ history, the DIY-ingenuity that people have shown from all around the globe, and the spirit of breathing new life into products instead of letting them go to waste, we present to you our personal Vans customisation project. This project isn’t limited to just one shoe. During the summer we will be releasing multiple natural coloured Vans Vault shoes as part of the project. The first drop is a natural indigo-dyed Vans OG Classic checkerboard slip-on, the shoe that put Vans on the map.
Towards a doable utopia — An interview with Jean Touitou
Mister Touitou started A.P.C. in 1986 as a statement against the over-the-top and loud fashion scene from the 1980s. Born in Tunis, Tunisia in 1951. When he was 9 years old, he and his family relocated to Paris. Before founding A.P.C. in 1986, Mister Touitou had a job at Kenzo and even at one point started his own record company.
The Importance of Good Products — A collaboration with Oslow's Ichiro
After thinking for months about what the next special collaboration needed to be with our beloved friends at OrSlow, I couldn't come up with the right piece. As I walked into their showroom in Paris, I noticed OrSlow founder and designer Ichiro Nakatsu was wearing an incredible washed denim. Mister Nakatsu hand-painted all 32 pairs in his atelier and also hand-signed all of them with his signature in beautiful, mindful Japanese perfection on the leather patch.