Named for a 1994 album by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, our latest collaboration with Vans merges the classic checkerboard pattern with a hallmark material from the heyday of ‘70s and ‘80s punk-driven London fashion, mohair. In this, we bridge the gap between luxury design houses and Two-Tone style.
“Working with Vans has given us space to experiment with the rich history of punk fashion,” says Deon Point, Concepts Creative Director. “This latest collection, which includes our most progressive in-house clothing assortment, allows us to honor local music history and relay our deep knowledge of luxury design details.”
Two OG SK8-Hi, an OG Authentic, and an OG Old Skool NS LX, are dressed in mohair to give Van’s classic checkerboard a fresh perspective. Each colorway
honors Vans’ legacy print in new articulations. Design details from the custom boxes draw from the Sex Pistols, poster boys of the hardcore punk era from which mohair transformed from pedestrian wear to aspirational fashion.
With the related apparel collection, Concepts’ builds historic links between luxury damier prints, hardcore punk graphics, and plays on collegiate branding. A series of chino pants, along with a checker polar fleece and short, push the in-house line pushes the perspective of the Concepts brand and solidifies Concepts’ unique luxury streetwear aesthetic. The assortment also includes the Concepts Icon hoodie, sweatpant and T-Shirts.
The Concepts x Vans “Question the Answers” collection launches October 7th exclusively on www.cncpts.ae, CNCPTS Dubai CNCPTS Boston, and CNCPTS NYC.