September 13, 2019
VANS X RETROSUPERFUTURE
RETROSUPERFUTURE introduced the concept of collaborations in the eyewear biz in 2008. This approach became one of RSF’s pillars of the brand’s DNA, working with inspirational individuals and brands globally for the last 11 years.
RETROSUPERFUTURE / VAULT BY VANS collection is an iconic collaboration that celebrates the essence of classic streetwear culture. Synonymous with timeless, authentic style, Vans is an authority and icon in the scene.
For the first time, RSF expands beyond the realm of eyewear, designing a color-coded capsule collection that includes footwear and long-sleeve tees:
The idea is based on the concept that ever since we were young kids in school, the ultimate style statement was to match your t-shirt with your sneakers.
Therefore, RSF’s trademark use of color on eyewear is translated on the footwear and apparel, where a strict rule of pairing has been set and respected throughout the entire collection: Natural tones are paired with contrasting vivid hues.
Khaki is paired with acid green and black is paired with a pungent purple throughout every component of the capsule collection.
The two brands each chose a key piece from their archives - RSF’s Smile and Vans’ OG 43 LX are the centerpieces of the collaboration.
RSF’s Smile eyewear matches the young, fresh lifestyle appeal of Vault by Vans.
The sturdy design was produced following the color scheme of the entire collection, pairing a light, warm crystal khaki with acid green lenses and a black crystal acetate with pungent purple lenses. Both models feature exclusive branding inscriptions on the exterior of the temples.
Like the rest of the collection, the long sleeve tees also follow the strict color code: natural tones with contrasting acid hues. The iconic Vault by Vans Style 43 OG LX complete the look, featuring a combination of material and rubberized, 3D RSF branding. The translucent sole, one in acid green and one in purple, give the final touch to the complete look.
RSF and Vans are both focused on designing products that let personal style serve as a platform for creative self-expression. Furthermore, as a commitment to empowering and celebrating the creativity of women within fashion, RSF and Vans worked closely with Agostina Galvez, a talented young film maker and Chynna, a rising star in the independent hip-hop scene.