what to wear now: Vans x Anderson .Paak

Last month, Vans, the original action sports brand and global advocate for creative expression was proud to welcome Anderson .Paak to the Vans Family as the brand’s first official Global Music Ambassador.

This December, Vans and AP come together to deliver a follow-up assortment of footwear, apparel and accessories designed by AP. Inspired by his sons, Soul Rasheed and Shine, his second Vans collection is a dedication to the Grammy-award winning artist’s family and community. The second installment of the Vans x Anderson .Paak collaboration will be available globally on December 11.

Using Vans’ original skate school as his canvas, AP has reimagined the Old Skool in two fun and funky colorways inspired by his sons, Soul and Shine. Using corduroy uppers, the Old Skool Soulito is decorated with cozy purple uppers. A second Old Skool Ziti uses the multi-panel construction to showcase color block treated uppers outfitted in a tactile fuzzy suede in blue, purple and green. An homage to family, the footwear assortment includes kids and toddler sizing. Each footwear model is finished with a green waffle sole, as it is the color of creativity.

As a complement to the footwear, AP designed a men’s reversible Chore Jacket that provides two looks in one, a purple plaid or a solid purple canvas option, outfitted with black corduroy collar and a purple corduroy backpack. For finishing touches, the Vans x AP Bucket Hat is available in two complimenting colorways, including purple plaid and a kelly green terrycloth colorway.