Takashi Murakami x Vans Showcase @ Paris Fashion Week

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Amidst all of the very serious fashion that went on at Paris Fashion Week, a lighthearted showcasing from Takashi Murakami took place to debut the anticipated Vault by Vans collaboration. Held at the Hotel du Grand Veneur, Murakami’s signature smiling flower and skull pattern motifs pleasantly contrasted against the 17th-century structure. The surfboards, skateboards, slip-ons, and t-shirts that made up the spring/summer collection were on display alongside canvases reminiscent of those we saw previously at Murakami’s “In the Land of the Dead…” exhibit stateside. While the thirty items from the collection might now be long gone from retailers, click through above for a look at the special event during our time in Paris.

Photos by Easy Otabor