Vault by Vans partnered with Krink to create a six-piece collection that celebrates the history and heritage of Krink, highlighting functional design details for graffiti writer’s everyday wear. The collection features three footwear silhouettes and three apparel pieces.
Leading the footwear assortment is the Authentic VLT LX, remastered in Krink’s signature silver. It features a thick-gauged ballistic nylon upper, gray monochromatic outsole, silver metal eyelets and 3M reflective heel pull. Available in two classic offerings of black and navy, each feature a Krink New York City logo inspired by our iconic super permanent stickers, that can adhere to any surface. Vans’ iconic Sidestripe has been updated with a 3M reflective material and heel pull. Each of the footwear models are finished with 3M reflective Krink branding on the tongue and co-branded UltraCush™ footbeds.
The three-piece apparel assortment includes a Vault by Vans x Krink shirt featuring a custom tag created by Costello, and a Photo Shirt featuring a photo from Costello’s archives of a jacket he modified – sewing in a hidden pocket to stash paint and markers. The photo serves as inspiration for the Vault x Krink Drill Chore Coat, which brings the stash pocket to life. The tonal black shell includes two interior 3M reflective pockets with contrasting stitches visible on the exterior, a nod to Costello’s original DIY sewing.
Krink Studio: project management, concept design, creative direction, marketing
Erin Garcia: talent
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Forever a child. De'lon is a photographer from Los Angeles who dedicated his life/work towards chillin with the homies. He’s a lifestyle photographer, who focused his time documenting modern day surfers, skaters & artists with a subtle, non-abrasive approach. For more information about De’lon, visit @delonbone.