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Taka Hayashi Trunk Show

October 09, 2012

Please join us at The General on October 18th, 6-9pm, for a special preview by Taka Hayashi of his new signature Vans Vault footwear and capsule apparel collection. Taka Hayashi will be exhibiting original artwork and guests will have the opportunity to exclusively pre-order his Spring 13 footwear and debut apparel collection.

A self-taught illustrator, painter and graphic designer, Taka Hayashi was born in Yokohama, Japan. At nine, he found himself transplanted to Santa Monica, CA together with his family, where he was poised to collide with a defining moment and place in skateboarding history. Having come of age in this iconic era, it has remained a constant and key influence in his life, art and design. His indelible mark on Vans’ classic silhouettes and tireless effort to challenge conventions in sneaker design can be felt in every piece he touches.

For his Fall 12 collection, Taka continues to put his indelible stamp on Vans’ classic silhouettes as well as push the boundaries of traditional sneaker design through his signature line utilizing rich Horween leather and iIbram outsoles.

For Spring 13, Taka Hayashi has moved into apparel design, creating a small capsule collection consisting of five signature pieces to accompany his footwear collection. His inspiration for this season is infused with cues from mountaineering; with laces, toe pieces and outsoles transporting a boot aesthetic into classic sneaker design elements, tying these silhouettes back to Taka’s own roots.


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