Season: Winter 2018
Key Pieces: Boulder Top, Boulder Pullover, Legend Stamp Crew and Hoodies, and Authentic Wide Leg Pant
Editor’s Notes: Following a SpongeBob SquarePants collab, Vans now debuts a directional assortment of women’s apparel, accessories and footwear with the introduction of its Design Assembly collection that blends the brand’s heritage elements with streetwear flair.
Utilizing Vans’ historic archives for design inspiration, Vans designers grounded the collection on silhouettes that carried the “Off The Wall” Legend Stamp logo found on tees and fleece from the ‘90s. Designers then streamlined the oversized fits, colors and details from the original fabrications to release a more contemporary offering.
Highlights from the collection include the Boulder Top which boasts an embroidered skateboard logo, the Boulder Pullover constructed in premium French Terry, and the Legend Stamp crew and hoodies that boast the vintage “Off The Wall” logo on the chest.
In addition, the range is rounded out with T-shirts, dresses, backpacks and hats, alongside a six-piece offering of footwear. Availability for the Design Assembly collection begins in March at Vans retailers and online.
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- Photography: Daniel Regan