Vans sues MSCHF over Tyga’s ‘Wavy Baby’ shoe design: report

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Vans followed in Nike’s footsteps and went after MSCHF, citing that the company copied its Old Skool design for Tyga’s sneaker.

These brands don’t mess around when it comes to celebrity collaborations. We’ve all witnessed Nike go after Lil Nas X after he exposed his “Satan Shoes” partnership that went down with MSCHF. The altered kicks were the subject of controversy amid Nas X’s backlash over the visual for his hit single, “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”. It looks like MSCHF is now on the wrong side of another clothing brand after revealing their more recent collab with Tyga.

The Los Angeles rapper has been promoting his new and interesting Waby Baby sneakers on social media, but Vans has a little problem with the design.

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Vans has an iconic imprint that is recognizable around the world, and it’s their belief that MSCHF pulled off their classic Old Skool look for Tyga’s Wavy Baby collaboration. The brand reportedly sued for trademark infringement, citing MSCHF for attempting to “confuse consumers, unlawfully siphon off Vans sales, and intentionally damage Vans’ valuable intellectual property rights.”

Wavy Baby goes on sale April 18 for $220.

“Rather than innovating and developing his own unique footwear, Defendant MSCHF is known to free-ride famous brands, such as Nike,” the Vans lawsuit allegedly said. Check out some looks from Wavy Baby below and let us know if you pick up a pair.



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