Vans has worked with artist Zhao Zhao for “Year of the Rat” collection

Vans has worked with artist Zhao Zhao for “Year of the Rat” collection

Over a month until Chinese New Year 2020, Vans has given us a look at its Lunar New Year “Year of the Rat” collection.

Arriving in the form of the Sk8-Hi, Era Lacey, and Comfycush Slip-Skool, Vans has elected to work with Beijing/Los Angeles-based artist Zhao Zhao.

As Hypebeast reports, the former assistant to Ai Weiwei has chosen to interpret the daily travels of a city rat onto each pair. Each sneaker adorns the perspective of a street rat and the various city elements the animal is exposed to while foraging on a daily basis.

The collection will launch with an oversized commemorative hoodie on December 31 at Vans retail locations across Asia.