The new Vans x Opening Ceremony sneakers collection is quite a literal representation of the “wearable art” concept. The new line pays homage to one of Belgium's most famous and influential artists, Rene Magritte. For the new project Opening Ceremony has worked closely with the Magritte Foundation to ensure the artist's work is well adapted and represented.
To say the new Vans x Opening Ceremony Magritte sneakers are definite conversation starters feels like an understatement, especially since this is precisely what makes them so unique and special, however, we can't find but be dazzled by the cool new options the brand brings into the spotlight, especially since they pack so much statement making potential without being overly conspicuous or bright.
Fashionistas can choose between 5 fabulous styles. Two of the new styles are inspired by flowers and fire: the Blow to the Heart Vans Canvas sneakers, which feature a lovely rose detail, the Ladder of Fire Vans Canvas Sneakers which feature a surprising color combination - soothing light blue combined with blue and orange.
The remaining three styles bring abstract representation of human faces in some unexpected settings. They are The Good Connections Vans Canvas sneakers, the Sheherazade Vans Canvas sneakers and the The King's Museum Canvas sneakers. Each one of these styles retails for $135.
The options from the new Vans x Opening Ceremony sneakers line are only scheduled to hit stores starting with May, however, those who can't (or don't want to) wait until then to shop their favorite styles can pre-order them on the Opening Ceremony website from now until March 17. If any of the styles has caught your eye, we highly suggest acting as fast as possible as the interest for the new line is definitely high. Some sizes are already sold out on the retailer's website, so indecisiveness and procrastination are definitely not recommended.
Photos: Opening Ceremony