March 13, 2019
VANS X YUSUKE HANAI
The renowned illustrator and fine artist unveils a standout collection of designs with Vans
This spring, Vans reunites with renowned illustrator and fine artist, Yusuke Hanai to unveil a standout collection of designs that pay homage to surf culture fused with Vans’ California heritage. Featuring customized graphics on classic footwear silhouettes, staple apparel styles and accessories, this assortment bridges Yusuke’s counter-culture inspiration with Vans’ mission to always inspire and enable creative expression.
Yusuke Hanai’s work has been featured across the globe in Australia, Brazil, California, Hawaii, London, New York, Paris and Tokyo. Yusuke has carved out an eclectic audience due to his unique blend of Japanese-infused illustrations depicting an adventurous, wanderlust-like lifestyle. Drawing inspiration from within his local Kamakura surf community, Yusuke’s illustrations focus on mobility and discovery.
In this collection, Vans introduces a new iteration of the Sk8-Hi 138 Decon SF, Authentic SF and Classic Slip-On SF decked out in Yusuke’s retro-colored motif, comprised of a surfboard, skateboard, van and buddies road tripping. This collection evokes a free-spirited mood with Yusuke’s signature art print incorporated across comfy tees, button-up shirts and boardshorts. Standout styles include the apparel collection include the Yusuke Loggin short-sleeve, a flax linen blend camp shirt with allover print and two short-sleeve cotton tees featuring large scale Yusuke graphic details. The capsule collection is rounded out by accessories that band the designs together including a graphic green bucket hat.