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Salad Days Magazine | August 4, 2020

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Vans LTD x Sci-fi Fantasy

Vans LTD x Sci-fi Fantasy
Salad Days

Vans LTD x Sci-Fi Fantasy: creative mind Jerry Hsu shapes Limited-Edition skate capsule

There’s something to be said about creating, for creativity’s sake alone. Pro skater Jerry Hsu and his small-batch, LA-based apparel brand Sci-Fi Fantasy stand for those principles: “Once you start worrying too much about what people want – if you just want to be creative and make cool stuff, you shouldn’t let that interfere with what you make.” Founded on creative self-expression, Vans leans into Jerry’s mind-melting world of sci-fi and the places and eras in which he draws inspiration, recently captured in a short film following his creative process, and our latest limited-edition collection, Vans LTD x Sci-Fi Fantasy. The collection leads with a two-tone Sk8-Hi Pro that takes direction from a pair of vintage shoes, reflected in the modern execution of retro colourways. Sci-Fi’s “X” logo —a nod to the brand’s affinity for ‘90s digital tech designs — appears on the quarter of the shoe, as well as across a jersey and hat in the collection. On the heel cup, “Sci-Fi” is printed on the left and “Fantasy” on the right.

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Jerry also puts his spin on the Old Skool Pro in true blue and green, and the UltraRange Tri-Lock sandal in Sci-Fi Fantasy black. A similar primary colour palette carries over to the Vans x Sci-Fi Fantasy jersey, a vintage take on an athletic silhouette inspired by Jerry’s own collections from the ‘90s. “Generic Technology” is printed across the chest in Chinese, a common theme appearing across T-shirts and hoodies since the brand’s inception. For Jerry, Sci-Fi Fantasy represents the opportunity to be creative in a different way. The Vans LTD x Sci-Fi Fantasy collection embraces that notion, injecting the brand’s simplistic, progressive style into a fresh offering, available now at select Vans Pro Skate retailers. For more information, visit Vans.eu/skate.

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