February 14, 2019
Vault by Vans Partners with Modernica
Renowned Furniture Purveyor Meets the Classic Skate Icon
A noteworthy duo, Vans and Modernica unveil their first collaboration, presenting an exclusive capsule of footwear and furniture to honor the brands’ timeless heritage in design and craftsmanship. Inspired by their always-sunny home state, the two California natives mold together to create a neoteric assortment of bold footwear designs, complemented by a limited-run of Modernica’s iconic fiberglass shell chair, custom-printed with Vans archival patterns.
With a rich history based in Los Angeles for over 25 years, Modernica is responsible for revitalizing the nearly lost art of high-pressure fiberglass molding. The Modernica factory is home to historic fiberglass presses and specialized machinery that have been used in the production of thousands of chairs for over three generations. The distinguished furniture company continues to impress, proving that their reputation as a leader in furniture design and craftsmanship is well-deserved and celebrated.
Modernica is synonymous with timeless, classic design—a brand ethos that Vans lives by. In this premium assortment of footwear, Vans’ preserves the legacy of its beloved Hawaiian palm leaf motifs, along with classic all-over checkerboard patterns. With Modernica’s distinct precision and Vans’ innovative “Off The Wall” designs, you’re left with artfully-crafted renditions of the Style 36 LX and OG Slip-On LX.
The Style 36 LX in brown leather features three archival Vans patterns including a vibrant orange Hawaiian print, a light blue repeat palm leaf, and a classic black and white checkerboard. Each colorway is crafted with a tonal checkered genuine leather tongue, suede toe panel, leather Flying V and heel counter. Similarly, the OG Classic Slip-On LX is available in the corresponding patterns and colorways and features leather and suede on the vamps and heel counters. The heritage-inspired Vans prints are featured on the side panels and collar.
Completing the collection, Vault by Vans x Modernica reveals three executions of Modernica’s iconic fiberglass shell chair. Each of the chairs match back to the classic prints utilized in the footwear, and features a unique heel tab graphic design detail for yet another nod to elevated partnership.
Learn more about the Vault by Vans x Modernica collection here.