Like most from her generation (myself included), Sandy Liang grew up alongside the colorful characters of Bikini Bottom. And to pay tribute to the show she’s loved for decades, the New York based designer is teaming up with Vans on a commemorative capsule.
Inclusive of footwear and apparel, the collection bridges elements from both Liang’s and SpongeBob‘s DNA. One of the forthcoming Sk8-Hi 38 DXs, for example, patchworks together the cartoon series’ recognizable clouds with classic heritage-inspired prints. In contrast, the alternate colorway is more a celebration of a different Sandy: the driven, intelligent Sandy Cheeks. This pair, which clashes the palette of its direct opposite, layers the squirrel’s signature flowers over top an ocean-esque blue gradient.
For the apparel, the two opted for far simpler graphics. Both the hoodie and short-sleeve tee dress with the core cast, all rendered in full color and fitted with garb more fashionable than their norm. Sandy Liang’s name also accompanies immediately below.
Take a closer look at the entire range below. A release is currently set to hit Vans.com and select Vans retailers on June 4th in tandem with an inline counterpart.
Sandy Liang x SpongeBob x Vans
Release Date: June 4th, 2021