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Am vergangenen Samstag, den 29. Juni, kamen im Pariser Hotel du Grand Veneur Künstler, Musiker, Designer und Skateboarder zusammen, um dem Release der Vault by Vans x Takashi Murakami Collection beizuwohnen. Gezeigt wurden auch einige neue, extra für das Event angefertigte Kustwerke von Murakami, der die Grafiken der Kollektion auf  Leinwand brachte. Mehr als 30 einzigartige Kunstwerke wurden ausgestellt: von der lächelnden Blume bis zu den Totenköpfen wurden alle ikonischen Grafiken der Kollektion verwendet.

Dem Anlass entsprechend wurden den geladenen Gästen nur vom besten präsentiert. Der erstklassige Koch Pierre Sang Boyer war für das Catering zuständig, während auf der Bühne Ghostpoet performte.

Der Tag begann mit einer privaten Pressekonferenz, auf der Murakami sich mit Vans VP of Global Footwear Merchandising, Steve Mills und dem Moderator Michael Dupouy, Autor der legendären All Gone Buchreihe, über den Prozess hinter seiner Arbeit und die Partnerschaft mit Vans unterhielt.

“Als jemand, der fast jeden Tag Vans Slip-Ons trägt, ist mir die Marke so vertraut wie meine eigene Haut”, sagte Murakami. “Es war ein Vergnügen an einem Projekt teil zu nehmen, bei dem ich so entspannt und kreativ sein konnte.”

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On Saturday, June 29th, artists, musicians, designers and skateboarders gathered together to celebrate the launch of the Vault by Vans x Takaski Murakami collection at the Hotel du Grand Veneur in Paris. Famed art dealer, Emmanuel Perrotin, curated the space in his own gallery, which showcased new pieces created by Murakami just for the event. Murakami transformed the Vans canvas that was used in his footwear capsule into more than 30 unique pieces of art, painting Vans x Murakami in various ways across the smiling flower and skull canvases to introduce a new application process.

Keeping with the outwardly lighthearted theme of Murakami’s work, two large-scale carnival games dominated the space and were enveloped with Murakami’s whimsical smiling flowers. In true Vans fashion, winners of the games took home a pair of the coveted Vault by Vans Slip-Ons and skateboard decks from the collection. To round out the evening, guests were treated to catering by Top Chef, Pierre Sang Boyer and a special performance by Ghostpoet.

The day kicked off with a private press conference where Murakami sat down with Vans VP of Global Footwear Merchandising, Steve Mills and host, Michael Dupouy, author of All Gone, to discuss the process behind his work as well as his partnership with Vans.

“As someone who wears Vans Slip-Ons nearly every day, the brand is as familiar to me as my own skin,” said Murakami. “It was a pleasure to take part in a project where I can be this relaxed and freely creative.”

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