Vault by Vans + Modernica’s Capsule Collection Represents SoCal Craftsmanship

Three custom fiberglass shell chairs honor footwear classics born again

Inside furniture brand Modernica‘s DTLA factory (their home since launch in 1989), co-founder Jay Novak and marketing lead Ingrid Hernandez-Morrison join Vans VP of Footwear Design Mark Haskins to unveil a Vault by Vans collaborative capsule collection. It’s most certainly one of the skate brand’s finest—reissuing their Style 36 LX and OG Slip-On LX silhouettes while lending three archival prints to Modernica for matching fiberglass shell chairs. Unsurprisingly, both feature their …

Balenciaga’s Speed Trainers Push Footwear Forward

Sock sneakers are appearing in every fashion city and beyond, Marc Bain notes for Quartz. Luxury brands have adopted this relatively recent (perhaps comfort-driven) style from sportswear, though the sock-like components are certainly emphasized now more than ever. As Bain makes clear, no brand embodies this more than Balenciaga, with their $595 to $695 Speed Trainers. The brand, known for taking on unusual inspiration (Crocs, …

Adidas Originals’ New Stan Smith Horween Leather Pack

Refreshing an iconic silhouette with premium materials just in time for Fall

One of the most recognizable sneaker silhouettes of all time, adidas’ Stan Smith tennis shoe has seen many an iteration and upgrade since it was officially renamed (from the Haillet) in 1971. The latest reimagining of the classic sneaker features a collaboration with another heritage brand: the Horween Leather Company. Under their adidas Originals product category this new collection features an updated Stan Smith Classic …