The Vivienne Westwood X Vans Old Skool collection brings two icons of counter-culture together. The line-up includes classic Vans checkerboard slip-ons updated with the seditious “D-E-S-T-R-O-Y” and Westwood’s signature orb artwork expressing their shared love of the punk ethos. Inspired by vintage Westwood accessories, Sk8-Hi lace-up high-tops are presented in veggie-tanned leather uppers, while the Sk8-Hi Platform PS are inspired by her Pirate Boots of 1981. Available online only at vans.com
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Award-winning illustrator Karabo Poppy Moletsane has joined the international ranks of Nike collaborators as part of the “Nike By You” project. Her customised graphic Air Force1 X Karabo Poppy collection includes three bold designs inspired by Joburg street art, the hand-painted signage of barbershops and salons, and the South African flag. Moletsane’s branding marks itself as the co-collaborator on the tongue, dubrae “comb” and lace aglets, after which the customer is free to select their choice of base, mid- and outer-sole colours.
• From the December edition of Wanted 2019.