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 three of Vans Classic footwear styles alongside an apparel and accessories assortment for a head-to-toe product offering.
Liang draws inspiration from her hometown of Bayside, Queens, her grandma and the hand-me-downs from her youth and 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.”
Across each of the Vans x Sandy Liang footwear iterations, materials play a defining role. An Old Skool is dedicated to the L.E.S. and showcases black canvas uppers and exposed white lock stitching, custom Sandy Liang cotton laces, butterfly adorned outsoles and custom stitching on each heel. Liang reimagines Vans’ Platform Slip-On with snow leopard fur which covers the entirety of the shoe – from upper to sole. Rounding out the assortment is the Vans Sport paying homage to the designer’s hometown of Bayside, NYC. The Vans Sport features canvas leopard uppers on one side and a traditional tartan plaid on the medial side complimented with a checkerboard printed heel tab and custom laces.