Two Tribes Unite: Vans x A Tribe Called Quest Launch Party Paris

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Last week Vans launched an all new collaboration with A Tribe Called Quest in
Paris, the cities deep roots in Hip-Hop and fashion made it a perfect location to
celebrate the footwear collection and pay tribute to artist’s immense cultural

For A Tribe Called Quest fans, the footwear designs speak volumes about the
band’s beloved discography. The Slip-On style highlights the cover artwork
from A Tribe Called Quest’s 2016 album, We Got It From Here… Thank You 4
Your Service, with embroidery of the album title, while the Era features an all-
over graphic print of album covers spanning from 1990 to 2016. Based on The
Anthology album artwork, the group’s rendition of the Old Skool features a
classic black on black colourway. The Sk8-Hi features odes to their well-known
Bonita Applebaum track with album artwork and printed lyrics on the
shoelaces, quarter panels and lining. A truly special rendition comes from the
Authentic, which honours the life of the late Phife Dawg, who passed away in
2016. Lastly, the group’s version of Vans’ newest silhouette, the UltraRange,
features black leather uppers with a contrasting red Sidestripe.
The collection is available from
Here’s what went down in Paris.


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