Founded in 1966, Vans is a staple in the footwear industry. Each season the company presents the Van Doren Collection as a tribute to the brand’s founding family with a reissued set of vintage patterns tying back to its early years of sneaker design.
For spring 2015, designers went through the ’80s print archives to find a range of brightly-colored and patterned footwear that were representative of youth culture from that time. To capture the essence of the era, Vans sourced textiles and printed swatches from an old friend and fabric supplier, Hoffman Fabrics, to showcase the latest installment of the Van Doren Collection.
Spread over a four-piece footwear assortment, the Van Doren Collection revives vivid retro motifs such as the Tropic Rays, ’80s Lips, Marble and Sea Creatures imagery on the uppers of iconic Vans silhouettes such as the Sk8-Hi Reissue, Era and Classic Slip-On.
The Vans Spring 2015 Van Doren Collection is available now at key Vans stockists.