Vans Partners With New York Fashion Designer Sandy Liang for The Cooelst Sneakers Yet
Andrew Parker - March 9, 2020

The True Meaning Of Life

By Pat A. FlemingPublished: July 2017

The Years have passed by,
In the blink of an eye,
Moments of sadness,
And joy have flown by.

People I loved,
Have come and have gone,
But the world never stopped,
And we all carried on.

Life wasn't easy,
And the struggles were there,
Filled with times that it mattered,
Times I just didn't care.

I stood on my own,
And I still found my way,
Through some nights filled with tears,
And the dawn of new days.

And now with old age,
It's become very clear,
Things I once found important,
Were not why I was here.

And how many things,
That I managed to buy,
Were never what made me,
Feel better inside.

And the worries and fears,
That plagued me each day,
In the end of it all,
Would just fade away.

But how much I reached out,
To others when needed,
Would be the true measure,
Of how I succeeded.

And how much I shared,
Of my soul and my heart,
Would ultimately be,
What set me apart.

And what's really important,
Is my opinion of me,
And whether or not,
I'm the best I can be.

And how much more kindness,
And love I can show,
Before the Lord tells me,
It's my time to go.

Vans, the original skate shoe we all know and love, announced their partnership with New York fashion designer Sandy Liang for a limited edition collection of Classic footwear and apparel. Sandy Liang is known best for mixing materials like fleece and unique colors and print. Debuting February 21, Liang has designed this collection with her signature marks all over it. The designer is known for taking inspiration from her hometown of Bayside, Queens, as well as her grandmother and childhood hand-me-downs. Take our money already!

 

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“To see my ideas come to life on such an iconic collection of footwear and apparel is a dream come true,” said Sandy Liang in a press release. “This collection embodies the playful dreaminess of the nineties, as well as the grittiness of downtown New York City.”

 

There are nine pieces of apparel and accessories in the collection, each drawing on ’90s trends. Marbled color, snakeskin print, butterflies, and bejeweled piercings detail all over hoodies, t-shirts, and bike shorts.

 

The collection is a beautiful collab meshing Liang’s design approach while still channeling Vans’ classic vibe. Dainty yet edgy.