Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, announces the global release of the Made for the Makers collection, celebrating everyday creatives and their diverse creative pursuits within art, music, action sports and street culture.
Vans’ Made for the Makers collection is a meticulously designed classic engineered for tough jobs, and made specifically for the creative communities that embody them. For the artist, surfboard shaper, barber, tattoo artist or chef, the Made for the Makers collection was built to maximize comfort so that makers can do what they love all day, every day without sacrificing personal style.
The collection features sleek, all black versions of beloved Vans silhouettes – the Sk8-Hi Reissue UC, Old Skool UC, Authentic UC and Classic Slip-On UC. Each style features a vulcanized lugged outsole for increased traction, Vansguard canvas uppers to repel liquid and dirt, complete with a contoured, drop-in UltraCush sockliner for all-day maximum comfort.
Nicolai Sclater / Ornamental Conifer – Artist
Nicolai Sclater, known as Ornamental Conifer, is a multi-disciplinary artist from the UK, now living in Los Angeles. Growing up without a TV or playing video games, he spent his time developing a more analog sensibility customizing all sorts of objects—notebooks, bikes, helmets, you name it. His personal and commercial work both reflect his obsession with analog processes and techniques through typography paired with patterns.
Ashley Osborn / Photographer
Ashley Osborn is a Chicago native currently based in Los Angeles. She found her start in music by photographing shows and starting an online magazine, and eventually began working for bands as a tour photographer documenting life on the road. Ashley loves to find the emotion in all of her subjects, from alternative bands like Bring Me the Horizon to empowered female artists like Jessie J.
Tanner Barrett / Surfboard Shaper and Glasser
While a lot of people discover what they want to do when they’re young, very few actually become masters of their craft by the time they’re 22 years old. At a young age, Tanner realized that if he learned to shape his own surfboards, he could save himself a lot of money—so he started experimenting and making boards for his friends. By the time he was 18, he was doing it full time. Known for his color work and interesting shapes, Tanner continues to make his dreams a reality every day.
Yaniv Evan / Custom Motorcycles
When Yaniv Evan was 16 years old, he began building custom cars because he felt an inexplicable need to modify everything around him. He parlayed his experience with cars into custom motorcycles, but did so on his own terms. Yaniv’s style is reflective of his personality, blending his love of aviation, racing, hot rods and vintage bikes with found objects to create unique, sought-after bikes. In 2002 he started his own company, Powerplant Motorcycles in Los Angeles, where he continues to stay ahead of the pack by constantly changing things up.
The collection will be available at Vans.com and Vans retailers worldwide beginning January 1, 2018.