Sindiso Khumalo x OG Style 24 NTC LX
Vault by Vans reunites with Sarah Andelman to uplift the voices and work of four global female artists - Julia Chiang, Sindiso Khumalo, Fumiko Imano and Soko - in celebration of International Women’s Day. This curation not only highlights Sarah Andlerman's impeccable taste and passion for storytelling, but it takes it even further into the diverse network of inspiring women.
Sindiso Khumalo is a fashion and textile designer who is based out of Cape Town, South Africa. Sarah met Sindiso in 2020 when she was named a finalist for the LVMH prize. Sindiso founded her eponymous label in 2015 with much of her work centered around creating sustainable clothing with an emphasis on uplifting women of color and telling the story of her African heritage. This same ethos was carried through as part of her Vault by Vans capsule collection. Using her mother who was an activist as inspiration, Sindiso incorporated illustrations on the quarter panels of the OG Style 24 NTC LX for adults and the Classic Slip-On for kids. The illustration shows the artists mother on her daughter’s wedding day seen in traditional Zulu attire. Below it is an array of traditional Zulu homesteads to depict the traditional Zulu life on a modern, contemporary sneaker. This celebration of old and new continues with the Sindiso Khumalo Tee that uses water-based ink to screen print the powerful illustration of the artists mother at the front and at the back neck of the oversized tee.