- Sara Ehlers |
Los Angeles-based skate and footwear brand Vans just teamed with a local designer for a sustainable collection. Collaborating with designer Charlotte Stone, the brand is releasing a three-piece capsule collection.
The three-piece collection resembles a minimal aesthetic in design. Finding designer Charlotte through the social media website Tumblr, the SoCal brand decided to reach out. Stone decided to use the recycled canvas when deciding how to incorporate luxury and style into the collection. Made from 100 percent recycled materials, the duo was able to produce eco-friendly shoewear collection. The shoes are made from plastic bottles in order to create the three distinct styles. The collaboration features the Solana, the Tazie, and the Rhea. The tri-tone palette highlights soft colors and intricate details such as gold eyelets. The baby-pink Solana shoe resembles a ballet flat in sneaker form. The white Tazie is a take on lace-up Vans tennis shoes. The high-waisted Rhea SF is styled a bit edgier with a matte all-black color. Prices for the collection range from 57 to 66 dollars in price. The collection will be available online at the brand’s e-commerce site as well in Vans retailers.
Vans was established as a lifestyle Southern California brand in 1966. The brand was founded by Paul Van Doren, Gordon C. Lee, James Van Doren and Serge D’Elia. The company, based in Cypress, emphasizes youth culture and skate-influenced footwear. The global apparel brand is available in over 170 countries worldwide. Their brand highlights influencers in action sports, music, arts, and street culture. The company size currently has 1,001-5,000 employees.