Collina Strada, a New-York based fashion brand, is teaming up with California label Vans for a whimsical line of sneakers, clothes, and some accessories. This collaboration will debut at the upcoming New York Fashion Week runway show on 10th February. According to Hillary Taymour, the creative director of Collina Strada, she has always been a Vans girl growing up, which makes this campaign quite close to her heart.
The Comfortable Slip-Ons
The vibrant collection will showcase the comfortable slip-ons with Collina Strada’s signature fanciful hand-drawn flower print on the outsole, and the soles are a green hue meant to resemble grass stains with paw prints of her dog, Pow.
Orange Warped Butterfly
The paw print collection also includes an orange “warped butterfly” print Sk-8-Hi style, with the shoe’s signature elongated Vans logo on the side, done in a contrasting pink “cherub” print, which also embellishes the soles.
The chunky Old Skool Vibram DX comes in a Metallic Citronelle or Sweet Lilac patent with an oversized sole. The overall look of the tread sole, boasting an elevated heel, turns out to be pretty chic.
The collection undoubtedly hosts an apparel line with a set of the Collina Strada hoodie and sweatpants, accented in an acidic “Sulphur Spring” and prepared from over-dyed organic French terry fabric. This assortment comes with woven shirts and t-shirts, groovy little socks in the candy-coloured “Sweet Lilac,” and a backpack cluttered with doodles that takes you back to your school days. To celebrate the release of Collina Strada with Vans, the brand is hosting a launch party on 11th February, and the event will be open to the public. The first 50 guests who buy anything from the collection will receive a special gift from the house. Moreover, if you want to purchase the collection online, it will be available on Collina Strada’s online store and Van’s website.
You probably don’t need us to tell you that the last few Fashion Week events have been a little strange. From canceled events to online-only events, it has put the future of fashion into the lurch. However, it seems as though we’re getting to grips with the “new normal” now, and we have more of an idea of what the new face of Fashion Week will look like. This is just in time, as London Fashion Week is creeping up faster than we can say, “Louboutins.”
When Will It Take Place?
London Fashion Week will take place from 17-22 September, which is a relief to those who missed the canceled Men’s Week event back in June. While there were still digital runways and showcases, many missed seeing the models strut their stuff in the flesh. However, this previously canceled event has changed the September showcase. For the first time ever, London Fashion Week will be hosting a gender-neutral event that will include both menswear and womenswear designers.
Will There Be A Physical Event?
In light of everything going on in the world at the moment, many have assumed that London Fashion Week will be a virtual event. Yet, that’s not the case. The event will instead be a mixture of physical and virtual shows, with big brands such as Burberry choosing to show their collections outside where social distancing can be adhered to. Other brands may also be choosing to do the same, while some are choosing a strictly-online schedule for the Fashion Week event. With this in mind, those who cannot attend the event – especially due to limited ticket sales – can still watch the event online and check out their favorite designers on their screens.
London Fashion Week may not be the event we all know and love it to be, but there’s no doubt about the fact that this change could be the start of something new.