Vans + Supreme drop new footwear synergy and Balenciaga debuts goofy new sneaker
Vans and SUPREME debut ‘Blood and Semen’ kicks in new collab with cult artist Andres Serrano…while Balenciaga brings out its biggest bobos ever.
Earlier today Vans and Supreme unveiled their “Blood and Semen” bundle, a range of classic Vans silhouettes emblazoned with Andres Serrano’s biologically-inspired imagery (cum and blood, of course). Working in cahoots with the venerable streetwear label on Sk8-Hi, Old Skool and Chukka designs, “Blood and Semen” is, like his previous ‘perverse’ art (remember ‘Piss Christ’ in which Andres submerged a crucifix into a jug of pee and a Catholic Archbishop cried desecration?) a gimmick-y way of adding pizzazz and provocation to an otherwise ho-hum staple (pics above/below).
At about the same time, Demna Gvasalia + Balenciaga brought out the biggest bobos ever — the much coveted TRIPLE S sneakers — purportedly stitching together a triple whammy of a shoe, combining three different sporting disciplines (running, basketball and track) into one dorky low top. They sold out in a nano second, of course (see below).
[We have a neutral bias on both collabs.]
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