Cypress, CALIF. (March 20, 2017) – Vans, the icon of creative expression lends its canvas to multitalented artist and illustrator, Kendra Dandy of Bouffants & Broken Hearts, to design a unique collection of imaginative illustrations across Vans footwear, apparel and accessories.
Based in Philadelphia, PA, Dandy is known for transforming her colorful illustrations into cheeky, smile-inducing patterns and her debut capsule collection for Vans is the perfect showcase of her personal creativity.
Drawing direct inspiration from the vibrant colors and playful nature of the ‘60s, the artist’s imaginative illustrations are featured across the Vans Authentic, women’s apparel and accessories. Pop art lovers will enjoy Dandy’s play on – prints as she decorates Vans’ iconic Checkerboard with a pastel mod eye, layers polka dots with ice cream designs, and dresses up black canvas with sassy, sunny-side up eggs. The graphic prints are carried across women’s apparel to include a carefully embroidered pocket detail on classic button up silhouettes, boldly printed crewnecks, and a colorful assortment of colorful backpacks, caps, socks and makeup pouches.
“I absolutely loved working with Vans on this special collaboration” shared Kendra Dandy. “It’s an amazing brand and this collection was a truly fun way to apply my art to create feminine, fun and bright patterns with a youthful appeal that will give customers something cool and unique to wear.”
This collaboration was brokered by Jewel Branding & Licensing, Kendra Dandy’s global licensing agent.
The Vans x Kendra Dandy capsule collection ranges from $12 – $56 USD and is available to shop now in Vans retail stores and Vans.com.
Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans authentic collections are sold globally in more than 75 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans also owns and operates nearly 600 retail locations around the world. The Vans brand promotes the action sports lifestyle, youth culture and creative self-expression through the support of athletes, musicians and artists and through progressive events and platforms such as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, Vans Warped Tour®, and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, the House of Vans.
About Kendra Dandy
Kendra Dandy’s quirky designs are celebrated around the world. The young illustrator and Philadelphia native, has a loyal and quickly expanding social media following of over 30,000 fans and successful collaborations with leading companies including Vans, Anthropologie, and Bobbi Brown. With a style and voice that is uniquely her own, Kendra Dandy’s designs are bright, young, original, and cheerful. Each illustration provokes a conversation and is refreshingly unexpected. In 2012, Kendra launched the brand Bouffants & Broken Hearts. Bouffants represents a sense of individuality, self-expression, and fun. For more information, visit: theebouffants.com