For those unfamiliar with Fergus Purcell, “Fergadellic,” as he is affectionally known as, is an established British graphic designer who has worked on several noteworthy campaigns; one of which is Palace’s ubiquitous Penrose triangle logo. As far as sneaker designs are concerned, the eccentric artist has aligned with Vans several times over the past few years. The new offering pits creative ideologies from both camps against one another again, this time electing to inflect Vans’ Authentic and Chukka models, respectively.
The uppers of both take on a nostalgic acid wash finish underscored by a cluster of old-school graphics meant to mimic scratch-style game cards. Elsewhere, a set of cosy casuals coming in the form of a hoodie and track pants—imbued with the same imagery throughout—help solidify the collaborative drop. Lastly, a pair of Wayfarer-style sunglasses round out the sporty capsule.
The forthcoming Fergus Purcell x Vans “Acid Wash” Collection will make its online debut on May 23. In other fashion news, Supreme and The North Face unpacked part two of their joint Spring 2020 collection.