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Vans + MoMA Drop 2nd Artistic Collaboration of Footwear and Apparel

11.11.20 | By
Vans + MoMA Drop 2nd Artistic Collaboration of Footwear and Apparel

Fresh off their debut launch in September, streetwear brand Vans and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) just dropped their second collaboration of footwear and apparel featuring the artwork of Jackson Pollock, Lybov Popova, Edvard Munch and Faith Ringgold. Vans worked closely with MoMA on the limited-edition Vans designs, which includes sneakers (Authentic, Sk8-Hi, Era and Classic Slip-On), clothing (button-down shirt, tees, fleece and hoodie), hats (camper style and bucket), and backpack (Old Skool).

Jackson Pollock’s ‘One: Number 31, 1950‘ is used to reimagine the Vans Authentic using an all-over application over the canvas and on the sidewalls. In addition to the shoes, the painting is digitally printed onto a short sleeve button-down shirt and camper style hat.

Lybov Popova’s expressive ‘Untitled, 1917‘ is applied to both sides of the Vans Sk8-Hi, in addition to a complementary fleece and ringer t-shirt.

Edvard Munch’s iconic piece, ‘The Scream 1895‘, can be found in repeat on the canvas parts of the Vans Era, as well as the Old Skool backpack, short sleeve t-shirt and pullover hoodie.

Vans and MoMA worked closely with Faith Ringgold to translate her poster art ‘Woman Free Yourself 1971‘ onto the left side of the Vans Era with her ‘Freedom Woman Now 1971‘ on the right side. Her words are also presented on a reversible bucket hat and long sleeve t-shirt. There’s also a second shoe, the Classic Slip-On, that’s inspired by Ringgold’s ‘Seven Passages to Flight’ from the 1990s which has her quote, “My mother said I’d have to work twice as hard to go half as far” inscribed on the sidewall.

The collection is available starting today at vans.com and Vans stores.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.