TO FINISH. x MASTERMIND WORLD x Vault by Vans Collection: Release Info


Model: Sk8-Hi and Old Skool

Release date: November 27

Price: £110 (about $148)

To buy: Online at FIN.

Editor’s notes: The skull and crossbones, or Jolly Roger, is of course synonymous with pirates. Although most at home on the ships of Black Beard or Jack Sparrow, the pattern is deeply embedded in global streetwear culture, thanks to MASTERMIND.

Around the world, the symbol has become just as instantly recognizable as Supreme’s box logo or Gucci’s double G, emblazoned on the back of hoodies, shirts, jackets and everything in between. .

MASTERMIND’s global influence and legacy as a pioneer of Japanese and global streetwear should not be overlooked, offering an impressive stamp of approval to any brand that ends up becoming a collaborator.

Thanks to MASTERMIND WORLD, the brand’s skull and crossbones appear in collaborative capsules alongside a range of global partners, including C2H4, Fred Perry and Dr. Martens.

British menswear (and now womenswear too) retailer, END. has been at the forefront of showcasing many of these collaborations in recent history, serving as something of a connective tissue to bridge East and West. For the past two years, he has been responsible for delivering the Dr. Martens 101 Boot and Fred Perry capsule collections.

Another frequent collaborator within END’s expansive portfolio is Vault by Vans, which returns to the platform for a two-piece reimagining of the classic Old Skool and Sk8-Hi sneaker silhouettes.

The pack features MASTERMIND’s signature monochromatic palette, pairing black and white on the Old Skool’s low-profile, mixed-build. An embossed spelled logo sits on the midsole, with the skull on the heel.

For the Sk8-Hi, pale gray and white fill the shoe, while oversized branding spills out across the midfoot, including the perforated Vans logo.

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