Vans and HuaTunan Have Teamed Up for a Festive Year of the Tiger Collection

The entire collection is available to buy now.

Just because the Chinese New Year celebrations have ended doesn't mean the festivities have to stop. The Year of the Tiger has just begun, after all. One way to keep it going is by sporting Vans' new capsule collection for—you guessed it—the Year of the Tiger. It's only normal to think that wearing festive clothing pieces all year round is a bit out there, but we promise you Vans' take isn't painfully obvious.

The California-born skate company made sure the symbolisms were subtle by collaborating with Chinese renowned artist Chen Yingjie (AKA HuaTunan) for the Year of the Tiger collection. The capsule is inspired by his notable artwork "Stay Hungry" which is his interpretation of the tiger spirit as an explorer, adventurer, and perseverer. On offer are three of Vans' classic silhouettes: the Authentic, Sk8-Hi, and Old Skool.

Sk8-Hi Echo DX 'Year of the Tiger'

Vans x HuaTunan


All three are done in dark colorways as HuaTunan took inspiration from urban streets and combined it with natural elements such as splashed ink, oracle bone inscriptions, and modern city street signs. The Authentic sneaker features lighter elements such as street ink graphics set on a beige backdrop. While the Sk8-Hi Echo DX and Old Skool are almost all black, save for some iridescent panels and orange details.

Authentic 'Year of the Tiger'

Vans x HuaTunan

It's not just sneakers, though. There are also clothing pieces including a long-sleeved tee that echoes the artist's artwork. The entire collection looks pretty damn good, and any of the sneakers will definitely make you stand out. Trust us, your wardrobe will thank you for it.

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Old Skool 'Year of the Tiger'

Vans x HuaTunan

The Vans x HuaTunan Year of the Tiger collection is available to buy online and in-stores right now. And it has been for quite a while, so don't waste any more time and check out your sneaker of choice.

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Paolo Chua
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Paolo Chua is the Associate Style Editor at Esquire Philippines, where he writes about fashion and grooming. Before joining Esquire Philippines, he was a writer at Town & Country Philippines.
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