The manga’s artful storytelling and aesthetic, and our collective youth, memorialized and we’re here for it
There’s no denying the influence anime culture has, particularly in fashion. This will not be the first time a legendary anime has collaborated with a fashion brand and yet many still hotly anticipate its release (myself included). With beloved anime such as Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, its artful storytelling and aesthetic, and our collective youth, memorialized onto something wearable, contemporary and for everyone, it’s a collection you just can’t miss.
Enter: Vans x Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon. This special collaboration, inspired by tales of love and friendship, features iconic Vans footwear, apparel and accessories. No doubt it brings to life the stories of Sailor Moon and the Sailor Guardians.
The footwear range includes various designs across women’s, men’s, and kid’s categories, like the Sk8-Hi Stacked, which infuses textiles with satin quarters and smooth leather overlays adorned with Sailor Moon’s transformation brooch and bow. Designs feature a printed gradient sidewall with translucent heels and toe bumpers dressed with Sailor Guardian planet symbols. Meanwhile, the Sailor Guardians and Tuxedo Mask make an appearance on the Authentic as a tribute to the notable characters from the series. Slip into comfort with the Women’s La Costa Slide-On made with a synthetic nubuck strap featuring the Sailor Guardians.
Next, the Old Skool Patchwork boasts an artful patch print that highlights the iconic anime. Vans’ iconic Checkerboard print is sported across the style in signature colorways tied back to each Sailor Guardian. The Sailor Guardian planet symbols pop up again in a starry night-inspired design on another rendition of the Old Skool. Last but not least is the Sailor Guardians and Dark Kingdom-filled ComfyCush Slip-On.
The apparel line from the collaboration also has something for everyone. The Got This Mini Backpack features a close-up of Sailor Moon’s partner-in-crime, Luna, surrounded by a Checkerboard pattern finished with branded logo patches. The backpack comes in Luna-inspired purple with adjustable shoulder straps and an exterior zip pocket.
Keep your eyes and ears open; the Vans x Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon partnership is set to release a second capsule collection. This time, featuring Vans team rider and Olympic skateboarder Lizzie Armanto.
Don’t miss the Vans x Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon collection now available in the following locations: VANS Greenbelt 3, VANS Trinoma, VANS SM Megamall, VANS Glorietta 3, VANS Robinsons Place Manila, VANS Ayala Center Cebu, VANS Alabang Town Center, VANS Market Market, VANS Festival Mall, VANS UP Town Center, VANS SM North Edsa, VANS SM Fairview, and VANS Robinsons Galleria. For more information, please visit vans.com/sailormoon.
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