Vault by Vans x Brain Dead

This summer, Vault by Vans collaborates with Brain Dead, a creative collective of artists, musicians and designers from all over the world, to create a nine-piece capsule collection inspired by the spirit of subculture. The collection presents unique iterations of Vans classic footwear, apparel and accessories in faded shades of pink, green and yellow with custom hieroglyphic designs.

Founded by Kyle Ng and Ed Davis, Brain Dead has quickly emerged into the coveted upper echelon of streetwear fashion, describing itself as “not one person, nor is it one idea; it sits in the space between people.” This mentality is prominent throughout the collection, emphasizing a disruptive aesthetic across Vans classics that feature symbolic post-punk references, underground comics and skateboarding subcultures.

The Vault by Vans x Brain Dead collection features three deluxe versions of Vans’ iconic footwear silhouettes including the Old Skool LX in green, Era LX in pink and Classic Slip-On LX in yellow. All footwear styles utilize bold colors and strong graphics as well as Brain Dead’s kitschy often satirical pictograms in high contrast black, printed on the quarter panels, sidewalls and custom footbed. Bold subcultural micro-graphics drive the visual approach, speaking to inspiration from the post-punk world.

For the apparel component, Vault by Vans x Brain Dead introduce a short-sleeved woven button-down in two colorways, pink and green, tying back to the black graphic details on the footwear, as well as two cotton t-shirts featuring Brain Dead’s signature logo. Completing the collection, Vault by Vans x Brain Dead introduce a simple unstructured black cap and canvas tote bag.

The Vault by Vans x Brain Dead Collection will be launching online on Saturday 24th of June at 00:01BST.

Brain Dead Tee
Black
VA31HXBLK
Launch: Saturday 24th June 00:01BST
Price: £39.00

Brain Dead Tee
Marshmallow
VA31HXFS8
Launch: Saturday 24th June 00:01BST
Price: £39.00

Brain Dead SS Woven
Green (Brain Dead)
VA31HWNLI
Launch: Saturday 24th June 00:01BST
Price: £75.00

Brain Dead SS Woven
Pink
VA31HWPNK
Launch: Saturday 24th June 00:01BST
Price: £75.00

Brain Dead Unstructured
Black
VA31HUBLK
Launch: Saturday 24th June 00:01BST
Price: £35.00

Brain Dead Tote
Natural
VA31HV7VJ
Launch: Saturday 24th June 00:01BST
Price: £75.00

Vans Vault UA Era LX x Braindead
VA38FAN8D
(Brain Dead) Silver Pink / Marshmallow
Launch: Saturday 24th June 00:01BST
Price: £69.00

Vans Vault UA Classic Slip-On LX x Braindead
VA38FJN8B
(Brain Dead) Aspen Gold / Marshmallow
Launch: Saturday 24th June 00:01BST
Price: £59.00

Vans Vault UA Old Skool LX x Braindead
VA38G6N9E
(Brain Dead) Granite Green/ Marshmallow
Launch: Saturday 24th June 00:01BST
Price: £79.00