- Words Josephine Amstad
LA-based multidisciplinary artist Geoff McFetridge lets us into his dynamic world with his holiday collection for Vault by Vans.
Canadian-born artist Geoff McFetridge is renowned for his vibrant colour palettes and use of repetitive figures, with his art spanning painting, installation, film and textiles. Now based in LA, McFetridge has produced work for major clients across the globe, as well as being awarded the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Award and the AIGA Medal. The celebrated artist teams up with Vault by Vans once again to deliver a holiday capsule collection that transports us straight into his world.
Applying his eclectic vision onto five iconic Vans silhouettes, just like in his art, an array of textures and materials are used to complete the collection. Mining inspiration from his most treasured items – from a worn t-short he wears to paint, to a favourite 20-year-old tote bag, to a pair of Vans he bought when he was a child in Japan – the collection is a vibrant homage to youth culture through the lens and experiences of the designer.
“As a skater I have a close personal history with Vans,” McFetridge shared. “I have done a number of projects over the years but this collection was an opportunity to create a microcosm of my personal history with the brand. My thinking with projects like this is that they can be approached in the same way you might approach creating a piece of art. Both grow out of a similar process, and though the results are different, they feel like they are pulled from the same world.”
A selection of hoodies, sweats, hats, totes and sock are also available to purchase as a part of the collaboration, with each piece of clothing decorated with motifs from Geoff McFetridge’s vivid invented world.
The collection lands on the 2nd of December. Find out more at The Drop List.