American shoe manufacturer Vans has unveiled a limited edition sneaker inspired by the famous rock musician David Bowie, who passed away in 2016.
The series includes 4 of the most popular models of Vans sneakers - Slip-On 47 V DX, Old Skool, Era and Sk8-Hi. But for their design, the most popular Bowie album design motifs were used - Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane, Space Oddity and Diamond Dogs.
Moreover, each shoe has its own unique features. The Old Skool is wrapped in smooth leather, the Sk8-Hi has a suede upper, and the Slip-On model has faux fur overlays. The new series is expected to go on sale on April 5th.
Bowie died of liver cancer in 2016, leaving behind a style that has influenced the fashion world almost as profoundly as his albums have influenced music. He influenced such famous fashion designers and designers as the Frenchman Jean-Paul Gaultier (Jean-Paul Gaultier) and the Belgian Dries Van Noten (Dries Van Noten). This influence on the world of design was even dedicated to the exhibition David Bowie Is, which was shown in museums around the world from 2013 to 2018.
This is not Vans' first rock and roll collaboration. So, last month the company introduced the Vans X Led Zeppelin collection. It included black Vans sneakers Era colorway, emblazoned with the famous "4 symbols" of the legendary rock band, as well as Sk8-Hi, which depicted the famous airship from the band's debut album in 1969. The collection then also included two T-shirts and a baseball cap. It is not yet clear whether such accessories will also be included in the collection dedicated to David Bowie.