New York City designer Sandy Liang has been continuously canonballing the fashion scene with her mash-up of 90s nostalgia and, as she puts it, “Chinatown grandmas”. Her first collection debuted in 2013 and was also her senior thesis at the prestigious Parsons School of Design and her waves have since reached tidal proportions, yet to reach their crest. The brand is a medley of bright pink and glaring neons, rendered in clashing prints and funky silhouettes. It’s tacky-turned-trés-chic, it’s offbeat in the best way, it’s fun. Though the women’s brand has been a runaway hit with fashion editors and hip downtowners, it’s also gained a loyal male following.
Sandy Liang’s fleece jackets are legendary for their lush piles of poly, trimmed in cheetah print and highlighter colors and have been noted as a favorite among men. Men’s fervor for Liang hasn’t been limited to just fleece, either. Celebrated chef and kindred spirit Danny Bowien of the contemporary Chinese restaurant Mission Chinese is frequently seen sporting the brand. Now, the brand is eyeing another one of Liang’s childhood fashion mainstays.
On February 21, Sandy Liang is set to release a collaboration with the iconic sneaker brand Vans for a 13-piece collection. Featuring polos, track pants, a slew of accessories and, of course custom Vans sneakers, the collection starts at just $14. Set your calendars and bookmark both the Sandy Liang website and Vans website.
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