The collaboration emerged as a natural fit, with both brands born out of the essence of skateboarding. Playing in the counter cultural realms, both Vans and Copson share a sense of freedom in their DNA. The Vans playground is California, USA and Copson’s Calabria, Italy - the sunshine states of both nations. Copson gathers most of its inspiration in Calabria, the ‘abandoned’ and lesser known southern boot of Italy, where a raw beauty remains. There’s an energy to it that touches upon the Californian hazy days.