Clouded Leopard Inspires Latest Vans x KENZO Collabo



This coming April, we will be seeing the arrival of chapter four in the ongoing collaboration between Vans and KENZO. In January 2012, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, Creative Directors of KENZO (and founders of Opening Ceremony), visited Thailand with the purpose of trekking and discovering the Asian jungle. Rare elephants, mischievous monkeys and a myriad of reptiles call it home, and most importantly, it is here that the other cats have title of the king of the jungle. Carol and Humberto came across what would end up being the main inspiration for the prints of their Spring-Summer 2013 collection for KENZO, The Clouded Leopard. The design duo felt it was the perfect fit for the newest edition to the Vans collaboration and proposed six different, vibrant color-ways via this clouded leopard print in hues of ocre, orange, blue, green and khaki (which is featured on the Authentic Style as well as Slip-On). The collection will be available for purchase April 1st at Kenzo stores and its site, Kenzo,com and at select retail partners including Opening Ceremony, Colette, Lane Crawford and IT Hong Kong.