February 4, 2022

Vault by Vans Brings Acclaimed Artist Javier Callejas’s Iconic Characters to Life

Global Artist Javier Calleja Taps into Character-Based Art for Latest Vault by Vans Footwear and Apparel Collection

The Vault by Vans x Javier Calleja Collection will be Available Globally Beginning February 5

“For me, drawing on paper is the best,” said Javier Calleja. “With drawings, you can go to the end of the world and back on the same day. Being able to explore new mediums and bring my art to life across my favorite footwear and apparel silhouettes is an honor.”

A pioneer in creative expression, Vault by Vans is proud to partner with globally recognized artist Javier Calleja on a new footwear and apparel collection inspired by some of his most iconic character-based paintings, sculptures, and figures. Eternally inspired by fashion and streetwear, the Málaga, Spain-based artist tapped into the Vault by Vans OG collection as a blank canvas to bring his visuals to life as a natural extension of his creative practice.

Leveraging several of his favorite Vault by Vans footwear silhouettes as his canvas, Calleja implements his well-recognized visuals across the OG Sk8-Hi, OG Chukka Boot, OG Authentic and OG Classic Slip-On. Each style features Calleja’s trademark big-eyed characters and textual elements, introducing a new artistic sphere for them to exist and be communicated to the world.

The Vault by Vans x Javier Calleja collection features the phrases “Change Your Way” and “You Have No Choice” with variations of characters across each piece, from the Vault by Vans x Javier Calleja woven, long sleeve tee, and pullover hoodie, to the tote bag, bucket hat and crew sock. Some are brought to life with color, while others are left in black and white.

The Vault by Vans x Javier Calleja collection will be available beginning February 5, 2022, at select Vault by Vans retailers. For more information, and where to purchase, please visit The Drop List, a calendar of Vans’ most exclusive product drops.  


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Each season, the category presents designs and collaborations with partners who represent pinnacle creative culture, offered in select retailers only.