Head of Footwear Design for Vans
After starting his own backpack brand in the mid ‘90s and a brief stint as a sales manager for Stussy, Rian Pozzebon switched careers and accepted a position as a footwear designer at Vans. Alongside Jon Warren, Pozzebon revived the longstanding skate brand’s most iconic silhouettes through the use of premium materials, style-driven designs and unique collaborations. During his 10 years leading the popular Syndicate, Vault, California and Classics lines, Pozzenbon and Vans have delivered collaborations with the likes of WTAPS, Tyler, The Creator, Ice-T, Mister Cartoon, Jason Dill, Taka Hayashi, The North Face, Takashi Murakami and many more. His impact on the brand is immeasurable, and without him, who knows where Vans would be today.
On the other side of Vans, Rian has returned to bag-making, launching BRAVO alongside skateboard photographer Atiba Jefferson and Berto Liechty of Supreme.