Fun fact: Did you know that Kenzo Takada's designs first sparked in the '70s at a Parisian boutique named Jungle Jap? Well, for their spring '13 runway parade, creative directors of the line (and co-owners of our beloved Opening Ceremony) Carol Lim and Humberto Leon tapped that trivia with a show full of wild prints worthy of one very chic excursion into the wild. And, just like the pair's last slam-dunk collab with Vans, these soles proudly echo the technicolor textiles spied on the catwalk.
Whether you're lacing them up or slipping them on, they're the perfect accomplice for adventures in your own concrete jungle. Plus, when you're paid that inevitable compliment, you can show off with a quick fashion-history tidbit! Pounce through our sneak peek here, and mark your calendars for March 15, when your tootsies can officially get the cool-girl cheetah treatment.
Photo: Courtesy of Paul Wilmot Communications