The famous Boston shop CONCEPTS continues its momentum of qualitative collaborations by presenting us a new opus. In addition to working with Nike on flagship silhouettes (several articles available on this site), Deon Point and his team present a new collection imagined with Vans Vault.
Named « Question the Answers », a nod to the 1994 Mighty Mighty Bosstones album, the capsule pays homage to the Two-Tone scene of the 80s.
Deon Point, Concepts’ creative director, said : « Working with Vans has given us the space to experiment with the rich history of punk fashion. This latest collection, which includes our most progressive homegrown apparel assortment, allows us to honor the history of local music and relay our deep knowledge of luxury design details. »
The Boston-based retailer and the legendary California brand combined their influences from luxury fashion, skateboarding and punk culture to design these collaborative pieces.
The collection fuses Vans’ classic checkerboard pattern with a material characteristic of the heyday of London punk fashion in the 70s and 80s : Westwood-era mohair.
It consists of two OG SK8-Hi, an OG Authentic LX and an OG Old Skool NS LX.
These two-tone pairs reinvented in mohair are offered in a combination of off-white/black, off-white/red, black/pastel green and brown/honey. They will be delivered in special boxes honoring the famous punk music band, the Sex Pistols.
The shoes will be released with a collection of clothing with a matching design.
It includes a series of chino pants, a plaid fleece and shorts paying homage to the Two-Tone era of the early 80s, which fused elements of Jamaican ska and punk culture. Also featured are Concepts Icon hoodies, sweatpants and short-sleeved T-shirts.
The Concepts x Vans Vault « Question the Answers » collection and matching apparel line will be released on October 7, 2022 exclusively at CONCEPTS stores in Boston, New York and Dubai, as well as online at cncpts.com.