Vans Shoe Competition 2016 for College students in NYC. 

My shoe design was inspired by my love of transparency of color and the process of silk screening. The themes of adventure and happiness both are tied into her Vans shoe design in the way that I created this tropical pattern of leaves being overlaid by an eccentric character that is simply a symbol of contentment and relaxation. These shoes encourage exploration, but remind the audience to not take life too seriously. Life is supposed to be filled with color; your goals and plans don’t have to be set in stone (or in solid color), but rather it is better to have your goals and your ability to indulge and find pleasure overlap with each other.