Q&A | Sandy Liang x Vans

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Sandy Liang x Vans. Photo courtesy. ![Sandy Liang x Vans. Photo courtesy.](https://cdn.prod.website-files.com/62ee0bbe0c783a903ecc0ddb/6472bce7c703201a678fd72d_image-asset.png) Sandy Liang x Vans. Photo courtesy. [Sandy Liang](https://www.sandyliang.info) pioneers the laid-back New York wardrobe equipped with cozy fleeces, serene dresses, and skate shoes paired with fleeting, flared pants. It’s purely ethereal and elegantly chic, her designs are the patent on every cool girl donning a baggy crew neck walking down a city street. Where did she get that? It’s probably from Sandy Liang’s archive. Sandy Liang is releasing a collaboration along the skate staple, Vans, featuring apparel and various footwear styles that encapsulate 90s nostalgia. Sandy Liang x Vans will showcase a three week duration pop-up (2.21-3.15) including the Resort and Spring collections displayed throughout the runway at The General by Vans in Brooklyn.  Sandy Liang x Vans. Photo courtesy. ![Sandy Liang x Vans. Photo courtesy.](https://cdn.prod.website-files.com/62ee0bbe0c783a903ecc0ddb/6472bce7c703201a678fd726_3Flaunt%2BMagazine%2Bsandy%2Bliang%2Bvans%2B.jpeg) Sandy Liang x Vans. Photo courtesy. **For your NYFW show, we saw many of the looks paired with a shoe that doesn’t normally occupy the NYFW space aka Vans, how do you feel skate shoes like Vans add a whole new personality to a look?** I think they add a sense of comfort and ease. **What is one thing from the 90s you would resurrect into the fashion world? I think mine would probably be Lisa Frank stickers and those robot dogs to walk a NYFW runway.** I think how everything seemed available less instantly is something I would bring back. Just the magic of dreaming about a dress or handbag and wanting it.  **In metropolitan cities such as New York or Los Angeles, we often see these marriages between high fashion + vintage shops + thrift stores and skate apparel, how does Sandy Liang define the nature of New York style?** I don't know how to answer that, but to me, I love how people dress in NYC. I love that people can play and have fun with their looks.   Sandy Liang x Vans. Photo courtesy. ![Sandy Liang x Vans. Photo courtesy.](https://cdn.prod.website-files.com/62ee0bbe0c783a903ecc0ddb/6472bce7c703201a678fd729_2Flaunt%2BMagazine%2Bsandy%2Bliang%2Bvans%2B.jpeg) Sandy Liang x Vans. Photo courtesy. **I’m curious to know what was on your moodboard when you were imagining different designs for the Vans collaboration?** I looked back to my previous collections and pulled bits and pieces. **Can you describe for us the moment you felt yourself falling in love with developing a personal style + creating these inventive looks?** I think that's hard to answer because we are all constantly changing our minds and evolving when it comes to what we want to wear. **Who do you admire most when it comes to fashion?** Chinatown grandmas. Sandy Liang x Vans. Photo courtesy. ![Sandy Liang x Vans. Photo courtesy.](https://cdn.prod.website-files.com/62ee0bbe0c783a903ecc0ddb/6472bce7c703201a678fd721_image-asset.jpeg) Sandy Liang x Vans. Photo courtesy. * * * Sandy Liang  POP-UP | 102 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249 (2nd floor) | currently open until March 15