Hot on the heels of their latest minimalist release, Vans are back with a vibrant new collaboration – this time in the form of a colourful capsule designed by Philly-based artist, Kendra Dandy. Drawing MAJOR inspo from the playful vibe of the ‘60s, Kendra’s trademark quirky illustrative style adds a fun and carefree edge to some of Vans’ trademark pieces. Tees, backpacks and lace-up Authentics are given a bright graphic update with Kendra’s kitschy illustrations of ice-cream, eyelashes and sunny-side up eggs - a Pop Art take on an old classic, just in time for summer.
The Vans x Kendra Dandy capsule collection is available to shop now online and in Vans retail stores from April 19.
Don't you just love it when two childhood faves team up? It's like when Britney had that cameo in Sabrina the Teenage Witch (best episode EVER) - you feel like all your christmasses have come at once and that you live in a world that where dreams CAN coexist with reality.
Anyway, that's exactly how I feel about this Baby G x Hello Kitty collab. Nothing screams '90s accessorising quite like a chunky, plastic timepiece and Baby G's were an indestructible force to be reckoned with that every cool kid had, so the resurgence in Baby G's timepieces alone brings forward all kinds of nostalgia, but it joining forces with my fave little kitty brings a whole new set of #feels.
As a kid, I sported a bright daffodil yellow Baby G and my super-girly sister had a super-girly lilac number, but you can bet we'd both have much rather had this sweet Hello Kitty number. With it's '70s graffiti vibes and trademark HK branding, this watch would be just as at-home in your collection when you were eight as it is now. Truly timeless, and really pretty cool.
The Baby G x Hello Kitty collab is limited edition (only 100 pieces available in the UK!) so hurry up and visit https://baby-g.co.uk/HelloKitty if you wanna cop it.
Stance are pretty much top-of-the-game when it comes to pulling off cool collabs. From Gucci Mane, Rihanna and Willow Smith to Colette and Sanrio, whether you're a brand, store or artiste, you're pretty much a no-one unless you've had your own sock collection with Stance.
Hot on the heels of the aforementioned Sanrio collab, Stance are set to launch their next collection inspired by a classic animation; Disney's Beauty and the Beast. I was pretty sceptical when I first heard about it, thinking that it would err more on the side of novelty than anything else, but trust me, you're in for a treat. Instead of heading down the "let's just put Lumière and Chip on some socks, that'll be cool" route, Stance have instead taken inspo from key elements of the original Disney animation as well as the upcoming live-action re-release. The 5-sock collection features patterns inspired by France's Rococo architecture, royal crests and of course - that iconic rose. My personal faves are the Rose Classic Crew and the sheer Rose - perfect for staying casual but still feeling like the Belle of the ball.
Stance's Disney Beauty and the Beast collection is available now at Stance.com