Despite not using VSCode, I saw one of my colleagues using this purple theme and I loved it.
I wanted to start using it in vim, but discovered that there was not yet an implementation for it.
I've always been interested in building my own theme (which I have since done with Rigel), and thought I would try implementing the Shades of Purple colorscheme myself.
And down the vim styling rabbit hole I went!
You can find the vim implementation here.