Pride month brings visibility to the inequities and inequalities that the LGBTQ+ community is continually fighting for, and Vans has teamed up with incredible artists to showcase the creative voices influencing social change and encouraging acceptance in communities around the world.
A celebration of love in all its various forms, this month’s OTW Gallery features the art of Milan, Italy-based photographer Sara Lorusso on the Classic Slip-On. Covered in names and a kiss print from friends and associates and “LOVE CAN SAVE US” written on the sidewall, Lorusso’s photography is prominently displayed on the Slip-On’s footbed insole.
The Authentic™ comes to life in two separate colorways featuring the art of Hong-Kong artist Kaitlin Chan and Los Angeles-based Ashley Lukashevsky. Chan’s Authentic design features the words “Chosen Family,” a phrase used in the LGBTQ+ community referring to the family one chooses as a support network. She also incorporates traditional Chinese imagery and design elements as a nod to the Queer Chinese community who has embraced her since coming out.