The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is known to be one of the most influential museums of modern art in the world. In its own respect, Vans has established its name as one of the most recognizable and versatile sneakers in the industry. This opens the possibility of an exceptional partnership that marries both art and fashion. Fortunately, this is exactly what’s happening.
Vans has collaborated with the MoMA for a collection that is scheduled to be released sometime in fall. The collection includes hoodies, long sleeves, t-shirts, caps, a bag, and sneakers. Each item showcases the art found in MoMA’s walls that include works from Salvador Dalí, Vasily Kandinsky, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Jackson Pollock, Lybov Popova, and Faith Ringgold.
Aside from artwork-inspired products, the Vans x MoMA collection also includes MoMA branded apparel, footwear, and accessories. Displaying bright designs incorporated with Vans’ trademark checkerboard pattern, the MoMA branded products provide a fresh look at the classic ComfyCush Old Skool and Era silhouettes.
A centerpiece of the collection is the Dalí-inspired Vans Old Skool. The design incorporates Dalí’s famous painting The Persistence of Memory (1931). The art piece runs thru the medial and lateral panels of the sneaker, turning the painting into a wearable work of art.
On the other hand, Kandinsky’s lithography Orange (1923) provides a more abstract design on the Classic Vans Slip-On. Allowing you to match the rest of your outfit with these, the collection includes a long sleeve and pullover boasting of the same work.
Completing the collection’s sneakers, Monet’s Water Lilies (1914-1926) is found on the Vans Authentic. With a more seamless design, Monet’s work is uninterrupted as it falls upon the entire sneaker. If you’re hoping to rock these shoes with a matching outfit, a hat, fleece, and backpack exhibit the same motif.
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