A Vans x Frida Kahlo collection is here and it’s (obviously) epic

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  • Incase you didn’t know, Vans released an exceptional Harry Potter collection earlier this year, turning each of the four Hogwarts houses into trainers and skate shoes.

    And now the masterminds over at Vault by Vans, their premium offering, have launched a Frida Kahlo-inspired range of lace-up and slip-on trainers.

    The painter was known for her unique and colourful self portraits, and her work was created to reflect Mexican culture and pose questions about identity, gender, class and her own personal struggles.

    Some of her most famous pieces, including Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, have been carefully transferred onto the traditional Vans shoes.

    As you can imagine, the collaboration is both beautiful and epic.

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    The Vans OG Sk8-Hi shoe features her Las Dos Fridas artwork which sees two versions of herself holding hands, a representation of her dual heritage but it’s also thought to symbolise her divorce from Diego Rivera.

    The classic OG Slip-On comes with the Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird print, the self portrait that most people will instantly recognise.

    Finally, the Authentic Vans shoe comes with a watermelon print from her still life piece, Viva la Vida, which was reportedly made just eight days before her death in 1954.

    The collection will launch on 29th June online and at selected Vault by Vans retailers.

    Want them all? Same.

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