California-based Vans has a very long and rich history, with strong roots in everything from skateboarding to punk rock to surf. They often like to look to the past for inspiration — a reasonable design tactic as they’ve got a great deal of classic silhouettes under their belt — and the latest retro aesthetic that they’re drawing from is classic embroidered graphics, which appear all over their latest capsule collection. Using a black/white color combo for the base and consisting of the Vans SK8-Hi, the Vans Slip-On, and special apparel/accessories, the pack utilizes embroidered skulls, snakes, and tigers for a look that’s reminiscent of classic embroidered satin souvenir jackets. Further detail arrives via abstract placement of the classic Vans checkerboard pattern and repeating logos on the laces, making for a maximalist look that’s nearly impossible to turn your eyes away from. Look for the special collection to drop at Japanese retailers like California Dept September 12th, and stay tuned for info on a possible stateside release as well.