Kith has announced their community initiative, Love Thy Community, which gives minority-owned businesses the spotlight and a platform to amplify their voices in new ways. The first installment features LaParis Phillips and Brooklyn Blooms, a flower shop based in Brooklyn which is known for its unique floral arrangements and hospitality.
The sneaker of choice is the Vault By Vans Slip-On which features a mudcloth print throughout which is seen on foliage LaParis used to paint. Graphics of flowers are placed throughout with the heel featuring STL, LaParis’ hometown, and BKNY on the heel in a flowered pattern with a cream midsole and waffle gum outsole finishing off the sneaker.
“This collaboration is a full circle moment for sure! Being that I came to NYC to pursue fashion, not being seen like I’d hoped, to now designing my own sneaker… I’m proud. Proud to have remained true to myself and seeing myself while the powers that be catch up.” says LaParis.
The Kith x Brooklyn Blooms x Vault By Vans Slip-On “Love Thy Community” is set to drop on August 6th exclusively in-store at Brooklyn Blooms Fulton Street and online via brooklynblooms.com. Check out the photos below and for all the latest drop dates, head over to our Sneaker Release Dates page.
Kith x Brooklyn Blooms x Vault By Vans Slip-On “Love Thy Community”
Release Date:August 6, 2022