When we think of SoCal style, there are two iconic subjects that come to mind: skate culture and mid-century modern design.
And, two California companies leading the way in these respective fields (for years) have been Modernica and Vans. Modernica being a big name in the mid-century modern arena by producing limited-run numbers of fiberglass shell chairs and Vans, the classic skate shoe that created a bonafide movement.
Well, get excited, because the two brands are coming together to create a capsule line of products made for design and skate lovers alike.
A trio of Modernica fiberglass chairs with Vault By Vans' most iconic prints (checkerboard, palm, and orange Hawaiian print) will be available later this month — along with the Style 36 LX and OG Slip-On LX that have creative nods to the furniture brand like a leather tongue and "case study" across the sole.
We zoomed down to Los Angeles yesterday to get a sneak peek in real life of the collection at the Modernica factory (which was led by, which uses its original fiberglass machines it has had since the 1950s. In fact, the founders originally acquired the machinery in an auction — where it was listed as scrap metal. Both brands really uphold their heritage-driven values and according to co-founder Jay Novak "embody the culture of Southern California." We couldn't agree more.
The collection ranges from $110 to $500 and is available February 23.