COMMONWEALTH PH and Vans Vault recently collaborated on limited-edition shoe releases of the Era and Slip-on silhouettes.

Taking a cue from Commonwealth’s roots in art, design, skate, and street culture, the project is an exercise in subtle detailing blending inspirations from the art world, the military, and current events.

Both silhouettes are dressed with premium suede leather, the Era in “Desert Sage” and the Slip-On in a “Lark Tan,” which were formally launched on May 23 at Commonwealth at the Power Plant Mall at Rockwell Center in Makati City.

The groups said the limited-edition collection is another way of making narrative or commentary an implicit part of everyday objects.

The OG Era LX Commonwealth boasts of a midsole embossed with a high gloss statement: “Every Generation Needs A New Revolution.”

It has a mini checkerboard foxing stripe, discreet Commonwealth branding on the back of the Vans woven label, smaller eyelets, waxed laces, and siped soles.

The OG Classic Slip-On LX Commonwealth, meanwhile, has a midsole embossed with the words “People Everywhere Are Created Equal” P.E.A.C.E.

It has discreet Commonwealth branding on the back of Vans woven label and siped soles.

Each shoe in the collection sells for P7,500. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo