Kenzo and Vans Partner on a New Series of Summer Footwear

by Lash Magazine

Kenzo and Vans just announced a series of new collections for summer 2012.  These ranges of Kenzo and Vans products will be comprised of three installments set to hit stores in May, June and July. For the first assortment of styles, Kenzo’s vibrant colors and net prints from the Spring Summer 2012 season will be featured on Vans’ original skate shoe, the Era.  The first assortment includes seven colorways available for men and women that feature the bright blue, white, green and red colors seen on the Kenzo Spring 2012 runway.  The styles will retail starting at 90 Euro.

Kenzo Creative Directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim say about the partnership, « Since our childhood in suburban L.A., we’ve been fans of Vans and own too many pairs to count!  Vans is one of the iconic American brands and we liked the idea of infusing this bit of American style into the house of Kenzo. »

“We are happy to be bringing the storied Parisian brand Kenzo together with Vans. Working with Kenzo’s creative team has been an amazing opportunity,” said Steve Mills, Vans Director of Lifestyle Footwear. The collections will be sold at Kenzo stores, and at select retail partners including Opening Ceremony, Colette, Harvey Nichols, Bosco Milan, Lane Crawford and IT starting in mid-May 2012.