The original action sports brand and advocate for creative expression. Vans is back with something new, offering up a new collection in partnership with New York fashion designer, Sandy Liang. The new range is a limited-edition collection set to debut February 21st. Liang brings her signature design approach, as she is known for mixing materials, colors, and prints for a bold but youthful take. The range includes five of Vans Classic footwear styles alongside an apparel and accessories assortment for a head-to-toe product offering.
Liang draws inspiration from her hometown of Bayside, Queens, her grandma, and the hand-me-downs from her youth. Sandy Liang spoke about the collaboration and stated: “To see my ideas come to life on such an iconic collection of footwear and apparel is a dream come true.” She added, “This collection embodies the playful dreaminess of the nineties, as well as the grittiness of downtown New York City.”
From fleece-like cheetah prints to metal jewelry affixed directly to the uppers, each design is as unique as the last. The built-in ankle bracelet and metals charms are sewn directly to the pink velour upper, while a complimentary Old Skool is dressed in pink velour inspired by the couch found in Liang’s Lower East Side Studio. Sandy Liang cotton laces, butterfly adorned outsoles, and custom stitching on each heel.
The Platform Slip-On is draped in snow leopard fur, which covers the entirety of the shoe. Rounding out the assortment is the Vans Sport paying homage to the designer’s hometown of Bayside, NYC. The nine-piece apparel and accessories assortment encompasses ‘90s nostalgia through the use of marbled colorways, butterfly iconography, and bejeweled detailing.
Check out the eye-catching, stylish new range in the images below and look for the collection at Vans beginning February 21st through March 15th. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more style and sneakers coming very soon.
Photos via Vans