In 1938, with anti-German sentiments at its high during World War II, German emigrate Hans Knoll took a leap of faith and established his namesake furnishing company in New York City. The move proved to be the right one. In no time, Knoll expanded his business to include a design firm as well as a textile division. And after the well received 2010 collaboration with VANS Vault, Knoll, along with its Knoll Textiles branch, added their classic designs onto the fabric uppers of VANS OTW Alcon, Ludlow and Piercy for an exclusive Holiday 2012 collection. Finished with embroidered accents in windowpane design, the collection is a showcase of 110 years of combined design experience between the two brands. Knoll x VANS OTW Capsule Collection for Holiday 2012 will be available this month at select VANS retailers.