​vans and gosha rubchinskiy continue their collaboration

The Russian designer lends his unique style to the Vans Authentic silhouette once again for spring/summer 16.

by Felix Petty
Jan 18 2016, 2:08pm

Russia's brightest young designer Gosha Rubchinskiy constantly draws fashion inspiration from the attitude and style of skate and youth culture. He's even documented his native skate scene in his photobooks Youth Hotel and Transfiguration. So it should come as no surprise that for spring/summer 16 he's continuing his fruitful collaboration with Vans, maker of the original skate shoe.

Having already turned his hand to the slip-on and Sk8-Hi silhouettes, this season he's reinvented the Authentic, the low-cut lace-up. The shoe features as part of his 1984 collection, which draws inspiration from the politics and style history of Russian youth, repurposing Communist-era slogans and sportswear as signs of new rebellion.

The Authentic is available now, exclusively at Dover Street Market, and comes in four color ways — white, black, tea rose, and sky blue — each featuring Gosha's cyrillic brand logo across the heel.


Text Felix Petty

Gosha Rubchinskiy
spring/summer 16