February 4, 2020
Vans x Sandy Liang
Vans is proud to partner with New York fashion designer, Sandy Liang for a limited-edition collection.
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.
“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.