In a new project for Vans, the Arizonian model designs a custom Sk8-Hi Reissue DX
Name a fashion brand and flame-haired muse Natalie Westling has modelled for them: Chanel, Dior, Prada – the lot. She’s also starred on the cover of Dazed, not once, but twice. Now however, she’s turned designer.
The Arizonian has teamed up with iconic skate shoe brand Vans on a custom Sk8-Hi Reissue DX, which is available online and at Opening Ceremony stores around the world.
Westling, who has been skating since the tender age of three, apparently took inspiration from her personal style and 90s skate scene. “I was so honoured to be a part of the Sk8-Hi campaign recently that it only felt right to choose the Sk8-Hi,” she said. “All in all, I wanted to create a shoe that I could skate in but was also different from all of my other Vans.”
Westling’s involvement in the project goes beyond reworking the Sk8-Hi, though – she stars in the accompanying campaign, which is shot by LA photographer Christin Rose.
However isn’t the first time she’s has worked with Vans. In fact, she’s fronted multiple campaigns for the label and was appointed brand ambassador in January – and, if you had any remaining doubts about her committment to the label, just check out the Vans logo she’s had inked on her forearm.
See the full campaign in the gallery above.