When you can shop Vans limited edition David Bowie collection
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Major streetwear shoe label Vans has something of a penchant for celebrating iconic names within the music industry. Shortly after releasing a line of sneakers inspired by English rock band Led Zeppelin, the brand has announced a new collection set to honour late musician David Bowie.
The David Bowie collection will consist of four new designs that music lovers and fashionistas alike are going to adore. Each iteration is a homage to a different Bowie album and will be released on a classic Vans silhouette. The standout from the line has to be the white Old Skool model which features Bowie's iconic red and blue lightning strike that fronts the 1973 record Aladdin Sane. If you're a Bowie fan, these kicks are definitely a unique (and stylish) way to celebrate the singer and songwriter.
The black and white check Sk8-Hi iteration also features the classic lightning bolt, but in a red and white colourway. The design represents one of Bowie's most famous albums, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. A pair of Era sneakers are also on offer featuring a psychedelic design reminiscent of the Space Oddity record. Rounding out the line, you can also snap up a pair of Slip-On 47 VDX kicks which celebrate the Hunky Dory album.
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Bowie cemented himself as an absolute king of self-invention, so it's hardly surprising that Vans would pick such a fashion icon to style their latest line after. From flame-hair to (literally) striking makeup, Bowie's transformations brought about huge changes to the fashion industry that we are eternally grateful for.
When and where can you shop the collection?
The David Bowie line is set to drop on 4 April. All styles are limited edition and we're betting that they'll sell out fast, so you're going to have to get in quick if you want to get your hands on a pair. The collection will be available to shop from the Vans site, though we're hoping we'll see them drop into usual stockists like Platypus Shoes and THE ICONIC too.
If you do happen to miss out, or if the Bowie line just isn't for you, Vans has also just released a ComfyCush collection which sees old silhouettes remade with a combination of foam and rubber for the ultimate comfy fit.