Vans is increasingly working on collaborations with other brands. Recently a collab with JJJound came out with the Vault Sk8-Mid model. In the meantime, the design team of Vans was busy with the collaboration with Kids of Immigrants.
Kids of Immigrants
Kids of Immigrants was founded by Daniel Buezo and Weleh Dennis in Los Angeles in 2016. They wanted to use the brand as a medium through which they could share their passion for creation, empowerment and love. Their mission statement is inspired by their roots, environment and life experience. 'Do the best we can with what we have'.
Buezo and Dennis are first generation Americans and came up with the brand name because there is one thing that brought them together. They are children of immigrants. The brand wants to show that people are made up of different materials and that together they form a whole.
Kids of Immigrants is committed to their community. They organise election initiatives, collect food for the homeless and help immigrants.
The upcoming collaboration with Vans is already the third to come out. In 2020, they released a Lowland CC in white and canvas. The intention of this pair was that you would customize it yourself. With your purchase you received a bag with brushes and a sponge.
For the fifth anniversary of the Los Angeles-based clothing brand, they have fulfilled their second collaboration with Vans. For this collaboration, the Old Skool model was used and given a double tongue. The left shoe had a black colorway and the right one a blue one. This pair was released in the spring of 2021.
Kids of Immigrants x Vans Old Skool 'Anything is Possible'
Vans and K.O.I. have joined forces. Together, they release one colorway of one of the skate brand's most classic models, the Old Skool. The model is called 'Anything is Possible', the slogan of Kids of Immigrants.
The Old Skool is covered in white and beige tones with all kinds of different materials. On the upper is paisley, corduroy, velour, wool and shiny leather. On the midsole is a text pattern and coordinates of Kids of Immigrants.
The pair comes with brown, white and yellow laces. So you can make your pair completely to your own. In the shoe there are labels with 'Anything is Possible' and an illustration of mountains. There is also a label in the model with 'Infinite Potential is our Nature'.
On the right image above you can see what the shoe box will look like. On the box it says 'We are all cut from different fabrics but together make a whole. This is for our family & for all Kids of Immigrants'. Under the branding of both Vans and K.O.I. it says 'For the people - By the people'.
The Kids of Immigrants x Vans Old Skool 'Anything is Possible' will be released on Friday, August 20 via the website of Kids of Immigrants.