Vans, Introduces the New 'Tokyo Cruise' Collection

Written by Ethan  on 14 Mar, 2024
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On March 14, 2024, original action sports/lifestyle brand Vans is once again joining hands with the masters of Japanese street fashion to launch a new collection from the Tokyo Design Collective (TDC) line on March 16.

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This 'Tokyo Cruise' collection, named after last December, is newly introduced with former BEAMS creative director and designer of Japan's Unlikely brand Shinsuke Nakada, along with SSZ director Tadayuki Kato of BEAMS' skate & surfing line.

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The TDC line, embodying Japanese craftsmanship, aims to globalize Japanese design aesthetics and redefine urban utility fashion. It emphasizes superior functionality through an optimal material selection and detail-oriented design approach, reviving 90s Tokyo culture into street fashion and encapsulating the essence of Tokyo fashion.

In this 'Tokyo Cruise' collection, Kato and Nakada introduce a variety of Vans silhouettes and apparel lineup, including Vans Old Skool, Slip-On, Cruise Hoodie, Cruise Jacket, Mesh Parker, V Crew SE Tee, Cruise Easy Pants, and Heli Cruise Shorts. Each item is inspired by the 90s Tokyo street and skateboard culture and crafted with performance-emphasizing materials.

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The Cruise Hoodie in navy and grey, featuring 15.3oz French terry with Coolmax technology, showcases a large graphic reminiscent of a college hoodie on the back. Additionally, the side bottle pocket, thumbhole cuffs, and a reflective Vans tag exclusive to the TDC designer collection, along with Kato and Nakada's signature ring loop, add a unique touch.

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The Cruise Jacket features a combination of Cordura fabric and Black Watch plaid print mesh lining, including a small keychain pocket on the chest, an internal beer can pocket, flat rubber shirring, and a V-shaped ventilation design on the back. This Harrington style jacket is designed with an oversized fit reflecting the 90s Urahara culture.

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In tribute to the 90s Urahara culture, Kato and Nakada have included a double-layered Mesh Parker in the collection, emphasizing a basketball uniform style outer mesh layer and a premium Black Watch plaid print mesh lining. This silhouette offers perfect ventilation for stylish outdoor activities.

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The Cruise Easy Pants are made from Cordura twill fabric and come in either Black Watch or beige colorways. These pants are designed in a relaxed fit with a drawcord and elastic waistband and feature a zip welt pocket on the back.

The Heli Cruise Shorts are made from Cordura ripstop military fabric and are available in navy and sage colors. These shorts are designed based on helicopter pilot pants with multiple pockets, tailored for the spring/summer season as short shorts.

The V Crew SE Tee features a 10.3 oz jersey with Coolmax technology, with a large graphic reminiscent of a college hoodie printed on the back.

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The Vans Old Skool features a new design with a mesh upper in the style of running shoes and reflective side stripe. The Vans Slip-On also uses the same material for the upper, and features a reflective heel patch. Both styles are equipped with the new SOLA foam ADC insole for enhanced comfort.


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