Known for their artisan approach to denim, Japanese label FDMTL partners with Vans to create a collection of patchwork classics. The craftsmanship of this collection focuses on traditional techniques and FDMTL’s expertise in true blues.
The collection appears handcrafted as FDMTL creates tweed-like patterns that run across Vans’ Authentic, Slip-on, and Sk8-Hi. With distressed accents and frayed features, this collection embodies the Japanese aesthetic of “Wabi Sabi,” an idea that upholds the beauty in imperfection. As you take a closer look at the details of deep-blue, you’ll notice refined stitches of stars and small dots that peak through the chaos of the patchwork. Thick Shashiko-stitched detailing on the laces and Vans Sidestripe pull everything together to complete the sneakers.
The FDMTL x Vans Capsule Collection will be available on August 7, 2021. The prices range from $209-$229 per pair. They’ll be available to purchase via Vans.com and at select stores. In the meantime, you can enter the END raffle for a chance to purchase your favorite pair. For more Vans releases and updates on all the best sneakers, be sure to follow @NiceKicks on Twitter.
FDMTL x Vans
Colorway: Active Fuchsia / Lethal Pink
Release Date: August 7, 2021