The 2016 Vans Custom Culture Design Competition
Each year Vans hosts Custom Culture, a design competition for high school students across the country with the goal of raising awareness for diminishing arts education budgets across the country. For the contest, students are given four pairs of blank Vans and are challenged to create designs, with the winning submission receiving a $50,000 grant for their school's art program. This year, Juxtapoz headed down to Los Angeles for the event, to see the shoes for ourselves and chat with Kevin Bailey, President of VF Action Sports Coalition and Vans, about artist collaborations, promoting arts education and how important it is to encourage creativity and self-expression.
June 09, 2016