No stranger to iconic footwear and streetwear-inspired apparel, Vans returns. This time around, they have paired up with the like-minded creatives at Pilgrim Surf + Supply for a new collaboration. The two have linked up once again to create a classic limited-edition collection that celebrates the craft and culture of surfing. The sophomore collaboration merges footwear and apparel styles that embody what fans of Pilgrim and Vans Surf have come to expect. Throughout, we find upgraded fabrications, thoughtful attention to detail, and surf-specific functionality.
The range is a flawless infusion of both brands’ DNA. Pilgrim is a staple in the New York cold-water surf community. The brand was originally created as a sanctuary encouraging people to discover new things, share ideas, and explore meaningful experiences. The brand’s founder and lifelong surfer, Chris Gentile, recently spoke about the collaboration with Vans. He stated: “The inspiration for this collection comes from the innovations and creativity in surf and skate from the early ‘80s.” He added, “Growing up at that time working in a surf/skate shop, I got to witness a variety of new styles and design evolution, as well as learning about the personalities behind them. A line was being blurred between surf and skate – surfing was getting more vertical and interpretive, and the icons of the time had amazing personal style and creative expression unique to their own.”
The collection serves as a nod to the vintage designs and fabrications from this pivotal decade in surfing’s history. We find the Authentic SF in Pilgrim celestial blue and marshmallow. The sneaker boasts a sturdy cotton canvas upper engineered with a collapsible kickdown heel. The Vans Classic comes rocking UltraCush sock liners for improved cushioning and an original waffle outsole. The range is completed by a range of apparel and accessories in complementary hues. We see the Pilgrim Surf + Supply board shorts in dress blues, Vans x Pilgrim Surf + Supply LS in double cream, a windbreaker in dress blues, and a hat.
Eye-catching and functional, this new capsule collection is Spring style epitomized. Take a closer look at the new collection in the images below and look for the new collection now at Vans retailers and vans.com/surf. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more style and streetwear selections coming very soon.
Photos via Vans