Vans And MoMA Collaborate To Celebrate Timeless Art
Aishwarya Kaur

Vans And MoMA Collaborate To Celebrate Timeless Art

Get ready to witness an exclusive blend of art and sneakers, brought to existence through a collaboration between Vans and Museum of Modern Arts. Read on to know more.

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.

Apparel inspired by the museum's visual identity
Apparel inspired by the museum's visual identityVANS

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.

Apparel inspired by Vasily Kandinsky's work
Apparel inspired by Vasily Kandinsky's work VANS

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.

Apparel inspired by Salvador Dali's work
Apparel inspired by Salvador Dali's workVANS

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.

Apparel inspired by Claude Monet's work
Apparel inspired by Claude Monet's workVANS

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.

The first edition of the collection comes out on September 30th, and will be available on the Vans website, MoMA website and select retail stores. Stay tuned to this space for updates regarding the second edition of the collaboration!

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