PRINTS, PATCHWORK, AND PAISLEY, OH MY! NEW FLORALS FOR SPRING
Liberty of London Fabrics X Vans
Vans has teamed up with a design great that has an incredibly long and rich history; Liberty Fabrics. Founded in 1875 in England by Arthur Liberty, the fabric company has both echoed and influenced the artistic movements over the years. The design studio is best known for florals, paisleys and their art-nouveau Hera print.
From the Victorian era up to today, Liberty Fabrics have been highly sought after. Vans has borrowed from their back catalogue to offer eye-catching deconstructed Old Skools in mixed prints. While this isn’t the first time Vans has collaborated with the fabric house, this offering is very 2021! The style pulls inspiration from throw-back patterns, flashy colours and a quasi DIY vibe.
The Vans Old Skool Liberty Fabrics Multi / Patchwork Floral is a paisley print on the deconstructed Old Skool shape. This new silhouette keeps the key elements of the Old Skool but makes it lighter and less bulky by removing the padded ankle and giving it a slightly more slender fit. This patchwork paisley is very Spring-forward with two hues of blue as the base and bright orange, pink and yellow accents.
The Vans Old Skool Liberty Fabrics Multi / Black Floral keeps with the deconstructed feel by combining three different florals for an ever-popular patchwork look. The prints include a ditsy floral, a watercolour-inspired floral and a realistic floral print. The mix of textures and colours is exciting for anyone wanting to up their style without going overboard. This new deconstructed silhouette keeps the key elements of the Old Skool but makes it lighter and less bulky by removing the padded ankle for a slightly more slender fit.
Italian Design X Converse
Converse is one of those companies that span the globe. Their offices around the world each have different design groups which pull inspiration from their surroundings. This 2021 offering comes from Italy, a country known as the fashion capital for avant-garde design and classic inspiration. Unique and colourful prints inspired by the country's architecture, art, and design have flooded the European market. We rarely see these prints migrate over to North America but with resources more limited this year, Converse has brought some of those high-end designs here to us.
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70s Hi Top Habanero Red/Egret/ Rush Blue is a jewel-tone floral print against a vibrant red base. The paisley pattern is a bohemian classic and the style has roots in Indo-Iranian textiles. These Chucks are part of the Converse Culture Prints collection and are sure to catch the eye. The 1970s shoes have a memory foam insole and an off-white vintage-inspired rubber sole. Plus they feature upgraded canvas for more durability and double stitching for a slightly different look from the classic Chuck Taylors.
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70s Hi Top Gold Dart/Egret/Egret features a floral paisley print featured on a brilliant gold base. Inspired by the summer colours of Mediterranean gardens and landscapes, it is unlike anything else from Spring 2021. The 1970s shoes have a memory foam insole, an off-white vintage-inspired rubber sole, upgraded canvas and eyelets for more durability, and double stitching for a slightly different look from the classic Chuck Taylors.
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