Vans is proud to partner with New York fashion designer, Sandy Liang for a limited-edition collection set to debut February 21.
Known for mixing materials, colors and prints for a bold but youthful take on fashion, Liang brings her signature design approach creating a unique take on five of Vans Classic footwear styles alongside apparel and accessories. Her collection with Vans embodies the magnetism and playfulness of those lifelong creative influences.
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“To see my ideas come to life on such an iconic collection of footwear and apparel is a dream come true” said Sandy Liang. “This collection embodies the playful dreaminess of the nineties, as well as the grittiness of downtown New York City.”
A reflection of her unique style and experience, Sandy borrowed inspiration from all corners of her life for this collection: her hometown of Bayside NYC, the hand-me-downs of her youth, her grandmother, and even the pink velour couch found in Liang’s Lower East Side Studio. Materials play a defining role in this collaboration, from fleece-like cheetah prints to metal jewelry affixed directly to the uppers, each piece of this collection is as unique as the last.
The Vans x Sandy Liang nine-piece apparel and accessories assortment perfectly encapsulates ‘90s nostalgia through the use of marbled colorways, butterfly iconography and bejeweled detailing. These special details found in this collection are a nod the 90s street fashion she remembers seeing as a child. Operating out of a biographical space, Sandy brings a range of emotionality to her designs and design process that contributes a unique longevity and wit to each piece.