See The Vans x Karl Lagerfeld Collection

And here's how much the very stylish sneakers cost in Malaysia

BY christine flammia | Sep 7, 2017 | Shoes


UPDATE: The Vans x KARL LAGERFELD collection will be available in Malaysia beginning September 7 exclusively at Vans KLCC store (Level 3, lot 338).

The Vans x KARL LAGERFELD footwear includes six interpretations of Vans Classic styles, including the debut of the SK8-Hi Laceless Platform and the Old Skool Laceless platform, both outfitted in luxe leather with K-quilted stitching atop white platform soles. The collection also includes a t-shirt and sweatshirt with the Vans x KARL LAGERFELD logo; a t-shirt with an image of Karl Lagerfeld wearing a checkerboard tie; a black and white raglan sleeve bomber; a premium leather backpack with K-quilted stitching; and a cap with a checkerboard brim.

Classic Slip-On – RM499

Old Skool Laceless Platform – RM599

Sk8-Hi Laceless Platform – RM659

Classic Slip-On – RM429


The marriage of traditional high fashion with streetwear brands has been a happy one this year. From Kith and Bergdorf Goodman, to Louis Vuitton and Fragment, collaborations across style spectrums brought new eyes—and a new sense of vitality—to a whole slew of collections. Add this one to your grail list: Vans and Karl Lagerfeld are dropping shoes on September 7.

According to Women's Wear Daily, the collection includes remakes of six shoes, including the Sk8-Hi laceless platform and Old Skool laceless. Lagerfeld's influence is apparent in quilted leather Ks and a version of Vans' classic checkerboard pattern rendered with Lagerfeld's profile instead of plain old sqaures. There will also be a T-shirt, a bomber, and a backpack. Prices range from USD40 to USD300, and the collection will hit the digital shelves after making its debut at the Bread & Butter trade show in Germany.

We've got to say, this sounds like a fun mashup. Lagerfeld—although supremely old-fashioned in his fashion rhetoric—is the perfect polar opposite to collaborate with an of-the-people brand like Vans. But the real question is, will he ever wear the shoes himself?