Anderson Paak, an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, drummer and 1/2 of Silk Sonic has collaborated once again to bring us the third Vanderson collection. The Vanderson collection which will be released on the 24th of June 2022, insists of footwear, accessories and apparel. Paak is not only a collaborator with Vans, but he is also the brand’s first-ever global music ambassador.
The footwear is helmed by the multi-hyphenate’s signature shoe, the EPaak Sport, which blends classic “Off The Wall” style with a muted, custom paisley print. These florals are embroidered in a glistening thread, clashing somewhat against the upper’s dark black suedes; moreover, the tongue’s branding has been replaced with a more playful logo, whose “APESHIT” text is paired with the image of a lightning bolt-wielding ape. Rounding out the collection is both the Old Skool 36 and Authentic: the latter features bright, orange-hued paisley across its upper and lining, while the former hides the same pattern behind green corduroy and a portrait of Anderson Paak himself.