Fumiko Imano x OG Sk8-Hi 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.
Fumiko Imano is a highly acclaimed artist who Sarah also met through Colette when she sold her self-published photo books. Fumiko’s work includes a body of photomontages and self-portraits that are taken with a 35mm camera which are then cut and pasted to create a twin-like motif. Fumiko utilized her solo exhibition entitled “Somehow Somewhere Sometimes at Some Place for Some Reason” which was on view at Kosaku Kanechika Gallery in 2020 as inspiration for her three-piece capsule collection which includes the OG Sk8-Hi LX and matching Sk8-Hi Reissue for kids. Each panel of the hi-top includes a photoreal print from Imano’s exhibition that when worn together as a pair depicts each twin. This is contrasted by vivid safety yellow canvas uppers along with “Somehow Somewhere Sometimes at Some Place for Some Reason” written in Fumiko’s handwriting across the iconic Sidestripe and ribbon laces. The Fumiko Imano Tee includes three graphics from the same body of work and uses puff ink and embroidery to capture the essence of the juxtaposition of her hand-created work.