Together As Ourselves. Vans’ mission is to inspire and enable creative expression, and that cannot happen without free expression for everyone. To celebrate Pride 2022, Vans empowered three artists in the LGBTQ+ community to create a collection of footwear and apparel that showcases their experiences, individuality, and vision for a more inclusive world.
A digital artist who has moved past the screen into murals, painting, colored pencils, and textiles, Ashley Lukashevsky recognizes that identity—like her art—is constantly evolving. Splitting her time between Los Angeles and Honolulu, Ashley uses illustration and visual art as a tool to strengthen social movements for racial justice, immigrant justice, climate justice, mental health, and LGBTQ+ liberation. Playing with embroidery on canvas, Ashley’s OTW Gallery Authentic highlights the joy of feeling seen, heard, and celebrated in one’s found community, for exactly the individual that you are.
Vans OTW Gallery Pride collection
Custom embroidered artwork by artist Ashley Lukashevsky
Sturdy textile uppers