Tierra Whack is the latest to join Vans’ roster of collaborators. The experimental hip-hop artist and her stylist Shirley Kurata are bringing new life to classic Off The Wall footwear styles and apparel.

Revamping 1980s heritage aesthetics, the new Tierra Whack x Vans capsule explores themes of limitless creativity and drawing outside the lines. Using classics as their canvas, the result is a collage of color, pattern, and signature phrases. Whack and Kurata’s longtime partnership leads to a cohesive understanding of fashion and a single, blended language portrayed through footwear. With self-expression front and center, each piece helps the wearer communicate through color and positive emotion.

Tierra’s Old Skool, originally released at a 2019 House Of Vans Philadelphia show, will be re-released in this collection. It contains an oversized colorful “WHACK” across the checkered quarter, with the expanded message “Weird Hype And Creative Kids” found on the midsoles.

As for the Style 36, a blue and white palette dresses the shoe. Using contrast as a strength, the upper features an eco-suede build, interrupted by thick, blue laces. “Weird Hype And Creative Kids” messaging emerges across the eyelets.

The Vans Half Cab takes on a colorblocked construction, mixing bright shades with signature black and white checkerboard. The upper also features eco-suede, with other details including “Weird Hype And Creative Kids” eyelets, mismatching blue and green insoles, and crystal grass graphic outsoles.

Perhaps the loudest silhouette is the Standard Snow MTE dressed in full Cyber Yellow. The weather-ready boot features patent leather construction, a mid-calf fit, and black lug outsoles to take to the streets come rain or shine.

Accompanying the footwear is a selection of apparel curated by Whack and Kurata that includes the Twofer, a heavy cotton ringer tee with contrasting printed long-sleeves and a message from Tierra that reads “It’s Okay to Cry.” Chino pants with wide cuffed hems, a packable puffer vest, and reversible cotton ripstop bucket hat round out the collection.

“It was an amazing experience to be able to take what I do with music and apply it to fashion,” said the Philly rapper. “Making music is all about collaboration and it was great to work with Shirley and with Vans to give people a collection they can feel free in.”

The complete Vans x Tierra Whack collection will be available starting December 3rd on Vans.com and select retailers such as PacSun, ASOS, Nordstrom, and Foot Locker.


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