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Seea x Vans! 
All some the world, Vans shoes are known every bit the prototype of the coastal surf in addition to skate lifestyle. Indeed, every bit a pocket-size fry growing upwards inward Italy in addition to Brazil, designer of Seea Amanda Chinchelli says that Vans shoes represented all things cool inward California.

Now years later, every bit Amanda made her agency to SoCal in addition to founded Seea inward the beach town of San Clemente, it was a dream come upwards truthful to endure contacted yesteryear Vans in addition to detect that the iconic shoe construct admired her creations every bit well.

“I came across Seea inward the Fall of 2011 piece shopping at Thalia Surf Shop inward Laguna Beach,” says Vans footwear designer Lindsay White, who lived nearby in addition to frequented Thalia’s fine art shows. “The guys inward the store told me it was construct novel in addition to that they were actually excited close it.

Lindsay says she at nowadays brutal inward dearest amongst Seea’s unique indicate of stance on women’s surfwear in addition to fashionable instinct. She reached out to collaborate amongst Amanda for a special capsule of women’s shoes inward the Vans Surf category, which offers a modern twist on classic styles for people who alive a surf-inspired lifestyle. Seea joins a various mix of notable Vans squad riders, bands in addition to high fashion brands inward Vans’ legacy of unique collaborations. 

“I mean value I've had Vans inward my cupboard since I was ten, in addition to thence these shoes are definitely unopen to my heart,” Amanda says. “As my trace solid unit of measurement grows in addition to nosotros laid upwards downward our ain roots inward California, I couldn't endure happier to go together.”

Now available at pick out retailers, the Vans x Seea 2014 collection uses master copy prints from Seea's latest swimwear styles, adapted onto footwear. Here, Lindsay shares why Vans chose Seea every bit a partner, in addition to Amanda explains farther the blueprint inspiration behind the novel styles.

Start your twenty-four hr menses on the correct human foot inward the Vans x Seea Solana slip-on.
As a Vans footwear designer, what was your impression of Seea when you lot get-go saw it? 

Lindsay White, Vans footwear designer: My impression of the construct was that it was similar null I'd seen earlier in addition to that it was perfect.  Of course of pedagogy I tried on some pieces in addition to was rattling impressed.  The fit was great, the colors in addition to patterns were unique in addition to the styling was rattling fashion-forward.  The end exceptional that had me sold was that at that spot was a pilus necktie on the tag for your side yesteryear side surf session.  I knew at nowadays that Seea was designed yesteryear women for women in addition to to me, that was rattling refreshing.

What was the inspiration for the Vans x Seea collection? 

Amanda Chinchelli, designer of Seea: When I blueprint Seea suits, I wishing ladies who surf to endure able to experience comfortable in addition to casual, but inward a chic in addition to elegant way. For this Vans collaboration, I chose feminine pastels amongst added flairs similar metallics in addition to brilliant accents, all amongst the same type of surfer daughter inward mind.

From left, the Vans x Seea Mohikan moccassin, Solana sneaker in addition to Lanai sandal.

Why did you lot mean value that Seea was an ideal partner for a Vans collaboration? 

Lindsay: I thought that Seea was the ideal partner for a Vans collaboration amongst the women's surf category because nosotros were both making unique production for women yesteryear women.  We were both addressing the needs in addition to desires of women to alive a surf in addition to beach lifestyle.  Seea too had amazing color blocking in addition to prints on the suits, which are 2 blueprint characteristics that Vans footwear has ever been known for.  It simply felt similar a dandy match.

What form of daughter did you lot envision wearing the shoes in addition to how? 

Amanda: This daughter is adventurous in addition to loves to travel, in addition to thence I wanted her to endure able to pack simply iii shoes inward her luggage, in addition to accept all the bases covered on her side yesteryear side surf trip. With a sandal, a flat, in addition to a cool moccasin, all you lot ask is some jean shorts, a maxi skirt in addition to a duo of tops, in addition to you're set! Together amongst a lovely bikini, rash guard, in addition to a few Seea surf suits, you lot tin remain fashionable all twenty-four hr menses long, inward in addition to out of the water.

Get your pair at Thalia Surf Shop!

The exclusively sandal you'll ask on vacation: Vans x Seea Lanai.

From left, the Vans x Seea Mohikan in addition to Solana slip-on.
The Vans x Seea Solana sneaker.

Ready for adventure: Vans x Seea Lanai sandal.