Vans' Van Doren Collection Celebrates the Brand's 50th Anniversary

By: Riley von Niessen - Aug 9, 2016
References: vans & highsnobiety
With 2016 marking Vans' 50th anniversary, the well-renowned skate brand has released its 'Van Doren Approved' collection as a means to showcase select footwear, accessories and apparel that were all chosen by the son of Paul Van Doren, the brand's founder.

The pieces within the collection all pertain to a youthful aesthetic, with the majority marked by clashing patterns and colorways that are reminiscent of the brand's early roots.

The brand's iconic checkered pattern is carried in a variety of pieces, offering a stark contrast to a tropical backpack and decorating the uppers of sneakers with a nostalgic character. With this, the pieces picked by Steve Van Doren aims to give fans an outlet to express their love of some of Vans' original looks.