Vans And MoMA Collaborate To Celebrate Timeless Art
Adding to the breathtaking list of collaborations seen this year is an artistic collective devised by Vans and the Museum of Modern Arts (MoMA). Celebrating the legendary artists who paved the path for a superior form of expression, this collection translates some of the most eminent artworks into sneakers and apparel. Coming out in two editions, the first edition features the works of Salvador Dali, Claude Monet and Vasily Kandinsky, translated on the classic Vans sneaker silhouettes - the Old Skool Twist, Slip-On, Authentic, and Era.
Other than the art inspired pieces, the collection also features an assortment inspired by the museum’s latest visual identity. The museum inspired pieces feature the famous Vans checkerboard on the apparel and sneakers in bright colours, accompanied by the Vans and MoMA branding.
Known for his exceptional work in terms of abstract art, Vasily Kandinsky was a Russian art theorist and a painter. The sneaker and apparel inspired by his artworks features one of his famous prints, called “Orange 1923” inspired by the Russian folk culture.
Salvador Dali and his supremely surreal pieces of art are as valuable as the Holy Grail for art enthusiasts all over the world. The collaboration interprets one of the best pieces by the artist, “The Persistence of Memory 1931” in the form of sneakers and apparel. Imbibing a surreal approach in the design execution, the sneaker features a distorted foxing stripe and gum sole. The foxing stripe can also be spotted on the apparel.
The last artist featured in this edition is Claude Monet. Recognized as the founder of the Impressionist movement in France, Monet is also famous for his elaborate landscape paintings. Showcasing his renowned painting “Water Lilies 1914 - 1926”, the sneakers and the accessories are clad in the cool colours and realistic brush strokes as seen in the artwork.