Vans x Alex Kopps
This fall, Vans teams up with talented San Francisco-based artist Alex Kopps on two unique footwear designs. Kopps, whose work ranges from mixed media installations, to film, to Polaroid photography, frequently collaborates with Vans surf team riders Alex Knost and Dane Reynolds on art and video projects. Kopps also generates a lot of buzz for his long-awaited surf flick Displacement which combines 1970s Super-8 footage with abstract effects to bring the story of an obscure surf culture to life.
The Vans x Alex Kopps project includes an all-white Growlar and all-black Surfjitsu in light tonal prints that become more visible as the shoes get dirty and worn in. The kicks also feature hand-drawn logos by Kopps on the heel and insole.