This Vans x Van Gogh Museum Collection Is a Match Made in Artistic Heaven
It’s been 128 years since his death, and yet Vincent van Gogh is the latest artist to take the streetwear world by storm. Vans announced yesterday that they were releasing a collection in conjunction with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam featuring classic Vans silhouettes printed with the Dutch painter’s most famous works — and, oh man, every piece is so good.
“We are delighted with the Vans x Van Gogh Museum collection, as it ties in with our mission to make the life and work of Vincent van Gogh accessible to as many people as possible in order to enrich and inspire them”, said Adriaan Dönszelmann, Managing Director of the Van Gogh Museum, in a statement. “By uniting Van Gogh’s iconic artworks with iconic Vans styles, our partnership brings Vincent’s art ‘Off The Wall’ and into the world to a new audience outside the museum.”
The collection will include hats, bombers, sneakers in both the brand’s iconic Old Skool and a special Classic Slip-On styles, shirts, and hoodies for both men and women, and backpacks that have been carefully printed with subtle details of the artist’s handwriting and brush strokes.
The Van Gogh Museum will be dedicating a portion of its profits from sales to the preservation of Vincent van Gogh’s legacy and collection of art for future generations, so if you score a piece from this collab, you can officially call yourself a patron of the arts.
Van Gogh is one of the biggest names in post-impressionist painting and remains a towering influence in modern art. He was also incredibly prolific, creating over 2,100 pieces of artwork during his decades-long career. This means this collection definitely had a lot of inspiration to work with, including the painter’s famous Skull, Almond Blossom, Sunflowers, and self-portrait.
The whole line will be available to fans worldwide in stores and online on August 3 at Vans.com/VanGogh. You will also be able to score it at the museum store in Amsterdam, so perhaps it’s time to take a trip and soak in some art.
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(Photos via Vans)
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B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
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Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
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Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
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Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
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The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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