"Scheduled for later this week, the release will offer up both silhouettes in the same three colorways — white, black, and blue, all accented with dark black soles and a matching leather lining. The print atop, however, changes up slightly to better contrast its backdrop, its cross-hatch pattern of “SUPREME” logos emblazoned in either dark or light neutral text. This loud over-branding works its way into the mid-panel along the vans scarpe uomo and the entire under layer of the Half Cabs, the text sprawled more widespread along the latter. Insignias, such as branded patches and Jazz stripes, then accompany in matching tone, finishing off a rather expansive 6-part capsule.
Though RHUDE’s collaborative relationship with statelyskate.com is coming to a close, the label is still continuing to expand their roster of Vans releases. Now, for Fall 2020, designer Rhuigi Villaseñor is reinterpreting bandana print as he embroiders its signature patterns atop both the colorful Acer Ni and the achromatic Diamo.
The latter is undoubtedly the most straightforward, but with its full white shading, the imprint intends for it be a blank canvas where the wearer decides how the Black Friday Sale turns out. Everything save for the yellow heel tab is left undyed, making it all the easier to add on hues of blue, red, and anything from a brighter spectrum; the embroidered threading atop — likely thanks to its synthetic thread — will then contrast its backdrop as its more resistant to applied treatments.
Vans‘ beloved checkerboard pattern — whether at the hands of collaborators or the in-house design team — has been treated to a number of different modifications since its inception. And with its potential seemingly exhausted, the brand is finally revisiting some past takes as they warp the print on both Vault quality vans slip on checkerboard and Authentics.