Pride OTW Gallery T-Shirt
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.
Born in a small town around Bologna’s countryside in Italy, Sara Lorusso grew up fascinated by nature and the creatures that populated it. This knack for observation developed into a passion for photography, and a particular interest in how we can rediscover ourselves beyond society’s norms. Spreading a message of inclusion over objectification, Sara’s Pride OTW Gallery T-Shirt honors individual expression with photographic prints juxtaposed against an important reminder: love can save us. Constructed with heavy weight carded ringspun cotton, the genderless figures on this short sleeve tee further elevate the idea that love is love, beautiful in all its forms.
Tyler (He/Him) is 5' 11'' tall and wears a size 28/S. Tyler is wearing a Vans size 32/M.
Lianna (She/Her) is 5' 4'' tall and wears a size 24/XS. Lianna is wearing a Vans size M.
In celebration of Pride, Vans is donating a total of $200,000 from the Checkerboard Fund at Tides Foundation to three organizations committed to advocating for and providing the space, access, and community needed to uplift the voices of the LBGTQ+ community. One of these organizations that we are proud to support is the Tegan and Sara Foundation. With a donation of $100,000, Vans will support camperships for over 20 LGBTQ+ summer camps in the US and Canada. In addition, this donation will support the Trans Youth Community Grants program to distribute needed funds for local, grassroots organizations supporting trans youth.
• Vans OTW Gallery Pride collection
• Custom artwork by artist Sara Lorusso
• 100% carded ringspun cotton
• Short sleeves