From the brand’s earliest days, Vans’ output has always maintained a connection to their California home. Usually, these California signifiers are exactly the kind of sunny vibes and action sports irreverence that you would expect, but as with anywhere else, there is more to California than the scenes on postcards.
Vault by Vans team up with influential, award-winning photographer Jim Goldberg, on a capsule collection that celebrates the seminal, 1995 work,Raised by Wolves.A photographic chronicle encompassing the years 1985 through 1995,Raised by Wolvesdocuments the realities of everyday life for teenage runaways on the streets of Los Angeles and San Francisco.Raised by Wolvesis considered a definitive statement on the meat grinder like effect that American society exerts on those who fall through its cracks, and of the human struggle to survive.
The collection’s footwear is inspired by memorable visual elements ofRaised by Wolves. Acid washed denim, scrawled journal and scrapbook entries, discarded mattresses and television static adorn classic silhouettes in the Sk8-Hi, Slip-On and Old Skool. These motifs are carried over to the collection’s apparel, where all-over print pieces are joined by graphic tees featuring Goldberg’s photography.