Vault by Vans is no stranger to the world of art, having previously collaborated with the Museum of Modern Art on a variety of projects. However, the Anaheim institution is taking curation into their own hands this month, commissioning work from renowned artist Javier Calleja.
“With drawings, you can travel to the farthest reaches of the globe and back in a single day,” Calleja explained. “It’s an honour to be able to experiment with new mediums and bring my art to life on some of my favourite footwear and apparel silhouettes.”
Calleja has chosen his favourite silhouettes for his upcoming capsule: the Sk8-Hi, Chukka Boot, Authentic, and Slip-On. All four act as the artist’s canvas, which he then paints over with the large-eyed characters that have become his trademark. The Authentic also features a textual element, with the phrase “You Have No Choice” emblazoned across the sole and upper. This phrase, along with “Change Your Way,” appears on the apparel, which includes long-sleeve tees, hoodies, and tote bags.
See below for an overview of the entire collection. On February 5th, the pieces will be available at select Vans retailers.
Additionally, the DSM Dunk Low will be available this Saturday.
Javier Calleja x Vault by Vans Collection
Release Date: Feb. 5th, 2022