American skate imprint Bianca Chandôn teams with Vans to create a collection which pays homage to the long history of Vans in skateboarding. Each model is produced with a full canvas upper – no different to the pairs being worn by long-haired, free spirited kids surfing the sidewalks in the 1970's. The star pattern is drawn from archival references, giving the models an authentic period-correct feeling. Each shoe sports a heavily distressed finish, giving the perfect lived-in look without all of the funky smells.The Authentic is one of the most iconic Vans styles. They sit alongside models like Chuck Taylors and the Air Force 1 as items which transcend time. These unlined boat shoes were quickly adapted by young kids trying to capture the feeling of surfing on the streets of California, with their thin soles providing incredible grip along with an almost-barefoot feeling to allow manoeuvrability.