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Colette + Cobrasnake + Vans
A delicious collaboration between French fashion purveyor and an American nightlife photographer
by Graham Hiemstra
on 13 February 2012
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Crossing cultures in one stride, French arbiter of relevant style Colette has teamed up with American photographer Mark Hunter—A.K.A. the Cobrasnake—to create a one-of-a-kind shoe with Vans. The collaboration shoe was inspired by the care-free Californian lifestyle and the state's iconic burger joints that have fed generations of tastemakers. While the brand created a cheeseburger-inspired slip-on a few seasons back, the Vans Era has gone high fashion to become a hamburger for the first time.

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The shoe's premium canvas upper is emblazoned with a variety of tasty toppings stuffed between two whole wheat buns, while Collete blue laces and a Vans tag offer up the perfect amount of Parisian flair. The unique collaboration breeds a playful sense of style with Colette's uncanny taste and Cobrasnake's cavalier brand of nightlife photography that captures the very essence of a sought-after youth culture.

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Set to launch 1 March 2012 during Paris Fashion Week, the Colette and Cobrasnake collaboration Vans will be be sold exclusively through Colette.

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