Fashion 9m

Meshing old school California skate style and new school luxury streetwear.

An homage to Southern California, the three-piece collection sees Vans’ retro-inspired Bold Ni silhouette donning a repeat RHUDE x California license plate print on the midsole. Coming in three colourways inspired by the history of the “Golden State’s” license plates, each pair also features an updated take on Vans’ iconic sidestripe and a checkerboard printed waffle sole.

“Growing up surrounded by the skate scene in Los Angeles made collaborating with Vans a surreal moment for all of us at RHUDE,” said RHUDE Design Director Rhuigi Villaseñor. “Vans has a unique history and connection with youth culture which is why I was so excited to push those creative boundaries with this collaboration. From a design standpoint, the colourways I chose are an homage to my love of iconic, classic cars – blue to represent the Mercedes 280 SL, red for the Ferrari 275, and black for the Porsche Carrera.”

The Vans x RHUDE capsule drops at Subtype, Lessons, and Highs and Lows on November 2. Check them out in the gallery above. 

Words by Jack Bennett October 24, 2019
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