If you are a person who appreciates and admire women activists who fought for freedom then here is the chance for you extend your regards towards one of them. Yes! by purchasing a pair of sneakers featuring Frida Kahlo, a women activist, you can exercise your regards. Creating three vibrating, stylish and unusual pair of sneakers different to each other is a lovely mean Van Vault has chosen to dedicate Frida Kahlo, an artist and political activist known for beautifully painted self-portraits and realistic scenery of animals, nature and Mexican landscapes. She was able to inspire the world of fashion, entertainment, and art through her unique creations and these creations are admired by fans all over the world. With her birth anniversary falling on 6th July, Vans has chosen a great way to praise her influence over the world art with Vans x Frida Kahlo Collection of sneakers featuring her artwork.
On June 29, Vans released its Vans x Frida Kahlo collection, consisting of three classic Vans styles with a Frida Kahlo makeover. These trios are named as OG Sk8-Hi LX, the OG Authentic LX, and the OG Slip-On LX, which are the recreations of Frida’s work. The OG Sk8-Hi LX includes a contrasting combination of the green toe cap and a colorful self-portrait of the artist, whilst the OG Authentic LX is covered with a vibrating print of an excerpt of Frida Kahlo’s drawing of watermelon and the OG Slip-On features another self-portrait of Frida wearing a thorn necklace.
If you are a fan of Frida Kahlo then you can bring this artist’s paintings to life by purchasing these shoes at select Vans retailers.
This collection is the latest in the Vans Vault Series, in addition to the previous collections which included collaborations with artist Ralph Stedman, the Modernica furniture company, and artist Taka Hayashi.
Earlier this year, the Brooklyn Museum and Museum of Fine Arts Boston both held entire exhibitions to dedicate Frida Kahlo, inviting art lovers to take a deep look at the artist’s work done during past decades. Even though both these exhibitions have closed to the public don’t be disappointed as you can view her artwork at other museums such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C.
According to the shoe brand, the Vans x Frida Kahlo Collection was done in collaboration with Banco de Mexico, and images were licensed and approved by the Frida Kahlo corporation unlike in the previous occasion where a Barbie doll recreation of the artist was released without getting her family’s permission, who controls her estate.
This Van Vault collection is not the first and only time that Kahlo’s artworks have appeared. Over the past years following collaborations too recreated and included this style icon’s art pieces in their products such as a makeup compact from Missha and the recreation of the 1937 Vogue cover done by a 13-year-old girl, Bella Pincus. Even though the history-making Mexican painter died in 1954, her ideologies and creations will exist forever and ever. She is considered to be an outspoken activist and style icon that had an impact on her culture. She is a fine example to all the women for her ability to overcome a series of lifelong illnesses and to be recognized as an artist whist reach her goals amidst a male-dominated field.
Wearing the sneakers of Vans Vault collection with the Farida Kohla’s artwork is just like wearing a masterpiece that represents one’s love towards individuality and culture.
Source: Teen Vogue