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Global streetwear giant Vans had teamed up with a Malaysian graphic designer to produce some sweet new gear!
Taking inspiration from his peaceful yet vibrant hometown in Negeri Sembilan, the Vans X Kide Collection showâ€™s off the spirited atmosphere of the simple Malaysian way of life with its richly colorful hand-painted designs.
When I’m cycling in my hometown, I always love observing the small village where I grew up. I like to imagine how the place looked back in the 1950s, â€˜60s and â€˜70s. I try to find the story through my parentsâ€™ childhood. Then Iâ€™ll illustrate this in my paintings.Kide Baharudin via Men’s Journal
The head-to-toe collection comes in the form of Vanâ€™s signature Authentic SF and Slide-On shoes, a cap, some shirts and shorts, and even slip-on sandals.
Kide says that he was beyond excited to illustrate the countryâ€™s culture and history onto apparel pieces as a way to teach the youngins about Malaysia’s local heritage.
If youâ€™d like to check out Kideâ€™s rad collection, as far as we’ve checked it’s now only available for purchase on Vanâ€™s international online stores and will be coming to Malaysia this May.
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