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Cali Thornhill DeWitt Spotlights Uncertain Futures with Vans Vault

23 December 2021

Cali Thornhill DeWitt’s work serves as a vehicle for the artist’s critical awareness of society, and his partnership with Vans Vault is an extension of that.

Vans Vault x Cali Thornhill DeWitt
Vans Vault x Cali Thornhill DeWitt UA Era VLT LX
Vans Vault x Cali Thornhill DeWitt UA Chukka Boot VLT LX
Cali Thornhill DeWitt is an artist with an acute awareness of his surroundings. His artwork permeates just about every part of society, serving as a spotlight for a multitude of topics ranging from environmental change to inequality.
Vans Vault x Cali Thornhill DeWitt UA Era VLT LX
Vans Vault x Cali Thornhill DeWitt UA Chukka Boot VLT LX
Vans Vault x Cali Thornhill DeWitt UA Chukka Boot VLT LX
The creative is based in Los Angeles, California: a city that inspires his work and outlook on life. It’s also a city shared by SoCal icon Vans Vault, something the two come together to celebrate this season.
Vans Vault x Cali Thornhill DeWitt UA Classic Slip-On VLT LX
Vans Vault x Cali Thornhill DeWitt UA Old Skool VLT LX
Vans Vault x Cali Thornhill DeWitt UA Old Skool VLT LX
A plethora of Vans Vault’s signature sneakers is tapped into for the collection — the Sk8-Hi, Old Skool, Chukka Boot, Classic Slip-On and Era LX — with every model transformed to align with DeWitt’s hyper-awareness for contemporary society. Each one showcases the artist’s cut-and-paste, text-heavy aesthetic, with quotes and images used to represent the idea of uncertain futures and a reflection on the negative effects of the human ego.
Vans Vault x Cali Thornhill DeWitt UA Old Skool VLT LX
Vans Vault x Cali Thornhill DeWitt UA Classic Slip-On VLT LX
Vans Vault x Cali Thornhill DeWitt UA Old Skool VLT LX
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