The Ultimate Printed Vans Collaboration Dropped A Day Early

There are certain prints that are immediately evocative of the artists who designed them. A smattering of irregularly sized red dots? Yayoi Kusama, naturally. An array of single-hued cats and sparrows on a pastel background? That’s Miu Miu. And for those who are familiar with the print catalog of deep cuts, a jagged and arched pattern of lightning bolts can mean only one thing: Eley Kishimoto.

Now, the London-based design house is collaborating with Vans on collection of slip-ons, high-tops, boots, and apparel featuring its iconic “Flash” and “Magnolia” prints, and has also created three custom ones for the skate label, including the delightfully named “Whopping Waffle,” “Drums,” and “Bumpy Road.” And if you're the kind of person who'd normally turn down a crazy print, a patterned shoe is actually a really great way to pep up a solid-colored wardrobe — it's far enough south to not be distracting, but enough of a statement to send compliments your way all day.

As always, the collection is ever-affordable, as items will range from $15 to $70. The collection was supposed to launch tomorrow, but by some internet miracle (praise be, e-commerce gods), most products are available for purchase right now.
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Clockwise, from above left: "Magnolia," "Bumpy Road," Drums," and the "Whopping Waffle" on the Vans Authentic shoe.

Eley Kishimoto x Vans Authentic Sneaker, $60, available at Vans.
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The "Bumpy Road" features two prints on one shoe.

Eley Kishimoto x Vans Authentic Sneaker, $60, available at Vans.
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The "Whopping Waffle" was inspired by the Vans waffle sole and checkerboard pattern.

Eley Kishimoto x Vans Authentic Sneaker, $60, available at Vans.
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The classic "Flash" print on a cute bucket hat.

Eley Kishimoto x Vans Bucket Hat, $32.50, available at Vans.
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A shirtdress in the Magnolia print.
Eley Kishimoto x Vans Shirtdress, $64.50, available at Vans; Eley Kishimoto x Vans Socks, $14.00, available at Vans; Eley Kishimoto x Vans Authentic Sneaker, $60, available at Vans.
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This reversible parka comes with "Magnolia" on one side and "Flash" on the other.

Eley Kishimoto x Vans Reversible Parka, $110, available at Vans; Eley Kishimoto x Vans Jogger Pant, $49.50, available at Vans; Eley Kishimoto x Vans Sk8-Hi Slim, $75, available at Vans;
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"Magnolia" jogger pants and the Authentic sneaker.

Eley Kishimoto x Vans Jogger Pant, $49.50, available at Vans; Eley Kishimoto x Vans Authentic Sneaker, $60, available at Vans.
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A "Magnolia"-printed shirt and "Flash" tote bag.

Eley Kishimoto x Vans Woven, $54.50, available at Vans; Eley Kishimoto x Vans Fashion Tote, $54.50, available at Vans;
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A "Flash" crew-neck hoodie worn on top of the "Magnolia" dress.

Eley Kishimoto x Vans Crew, $54.50, available at Vans; Eley Kishimoto x Vans Shirtdress, $64.50, available at Vans;
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