For Vault by Vans, collaborations are more about expression than marketing. Often the brand associates itself with unlikely names, amplifying their voice through clothing and footwear. Their next collection with Ade Okuboyejo does just that, and the artist takes the opportunity to write a love letter to his childhood and to Ikoyi, Lagos.
“Authenticity is how I express myself best. From my personal style to things I create; each piece is a true extension of myself,” said Ade Okuboyejo. “This collection is not just my personal story, but the fruit of a vision that I have the good fortune to share with the world.This is the true quintessence of aspiration.
Dubbed “Forever Sunny in Ikoyi,” the capsule pays homage to Okuboyejo’s carefree childhood, a childhood often spent playing football and bonding over local delicacies. These influences take shape through the Bold Ni, Slip-On and Era, all dressed in a palette derived from the flag of Lagos State as well as the sun, earth and foods that make up Lagos State’s home country. ‘artist. Plus, an apparel collection accompanies the shoes, adding graphic-embellished satin flight jackets, sweatpants, hoodies and more to the mix.
For a closer look at the Dobale x Vault by Vans collection, check out the campaign images below. The pieces will be available at select Vans retailers on February 12.
In other news, an adidas Campus 80 XLARGE will be releasing later this week.
Dobale x Vault by Vans “Forever Sunny In Ikoyi” Collection
Release date: February 12, 2022