KENZO x Vans Review

The Originative are HUGE fans of anything Opening Ceremony and KENZO.And when a certain someone says goodbye to a decade and welcomes a new one what better to be gifted with than a spanking amazing new pair of dope sneakers! P is certainly the mastermind behind this gift!

The grand design duo behind KENZO & Opening Ceremony treated the fashion & sneaker enthusiasts to their last collaboration with Vans. Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have been down this route five times by now, creating a pattern of worlds on one of the most known canvas soles.

For this last collection they were inspired by a vibrating celestial world of - Flying Tigers, Lightning and Clouds. Offered in three classic Vans models; Vans slip-on, Vans Authentic and the Vans Chukka. They are available in KENZO stores, Opening Ceremony, Colette and other select retailers.

These Vans authentics are graced with a grainy muted blue & black  lightning pattern and accented with some bright golden yellow outlines. Out of the three patterns that are offered in this Fall/Winter '13 collection,  the lightning would be the middle guy as far as trying to match it with your closet, probably the one that can be paired up with any type of outfit. A definite summer piece but also a great contender in your Fall set-up, paired up with black's, greens and gray's.  It has the POP! factor and doesn't disappoint the public's attention all the while still holding place on the subtle side if it was to be compared with the Tigers 'wild" and the Clouds "soft" sides.

Comfort -  This is your classic to go sneaker. Wouldn't surprise us if you already have owned a pair of Vans in your lifetime!

Packaging -  Opening Ceremony knows how to gift a consumer. Their wrapping job on the shoe box and detailed with a bunny sticker makes it feel that you have been gifted for having bought a one of a kind! As we opened the brown box, the shoes were placed in a cloth shopping bag with their colors and logo, a definite re-usable feature. Peaked further and found a carry-on bubble pink mini sewing kit, just about the perfect extra in any ladie's purse!

And now please feast your eyes on the KENZO x Vans LightningAuthentics.



Opening Ceremony carry-on bag

Opening Ceremony gift wrapped vans shoe box