Vans Surf Presents the Vans x Gregg Kaplan Collection
The offspring of a creatively inclined surf family, you couldn’t miss Gregg Kaplan’s Maui roots if you tried. As artist, surfer, skateboarder, father, husband and designer, the inimitable beauty of Hawaii and its rich culture inspires him. Using a combination of materials and techniques, Gregg aims to create art that embodies the spirit of Aloha through painting, drawing and textile design. His signature linocut and block-cut styles of the Vans x Gregg Kaplan capsule blend traditional Hawaiiana with a modern twist.
For the Vans Surf footwear collection, Gregg used the Aldrich as a canvas for a subtle navy floral print and mindful detailing such as tonal eyelets and laces as well as a signature Vans x Gregg Kaplan logo on tongue and footbed.
A Gregg Kaplan Nexpa Synthetic Sandal picks up on the color scheme adding a contrasting red midsole and strap lining.
For men’s apparel, the seven-piece Vans x Gregg Kaplan collection offers the Gregg Kaplan Boardshort, which features Tri-Blend for a vintage look, the Loco Moco Pocket Tank, the Fauna Pocket Tee, Shave Ice Pocket Tee, the Gnarpalm long sleeve, the Kaplan Tote and the Kaplan Bucket Hat, all settling in somewhere between artfully drawn flower and leaf shapes and subdued, tone-on-tone hues and carefully applied color pops.