During his decade-long career, the artist has produced over 2,100 pieces of artworks including 860 oil painting. This partnership tries to bring Vincent’s art “Off The Wall”, outside the museum and into the world to introduce to a new audience. When Van Gogh began to study art formally, he concentrated his focus on colour theory through a series of skeletons that captured shade and light in an irreverent and dark expression.
Across the vamps of the Classic Slip-On, long sleeve tee, hoodie and hat with Van Gogh’s human skull placed expertly across each silhouette these studies have found life. It has subtle details of the artist’s handwriting and brush strokes hidden in a reimagined checkerboard print. Two of Van Gogh’s most recognised works, Sunflowers and Almond Blossom also included in the collection for more colourful renditions.
Van Gogh created five large canvases that depicted sunflowers in a vase using three shades of yellow to help demonstrate the ability to create an image with varying degrees of colour and texture all while using single colour tones. Vans designers digitally printed Van Gogh’s painting atop a satin material to cover the Almond Blossom Bomber, hat and backpack so that it can bring the print and its colour to life.
The final round-up of designs includes an ode to Van Gogh’s drawing titled Old Vineyard with Peasant Woman which is delicately printed across the Old Skool and a special Classic Slip-On that features excerpts from handwritten letters from Vincent to his brother, Theo.
Vans designers pulled quotations and illustrations from some of the 700 letters that were sent to Theo and had wrapped them across the Classic Slip-On model.