“Kita Semua Penghasut”
Recently, Vans hosted the Vans Asia Custom Culture competition, whereby anyone can submit their own designs imprinted onto a Vans Slip-On template, uploaded, and then be contested amongst other participants, winning the competition by the most amount of votes at the end of the contest.
However, one familiar design has been slingshotted into first place at 15695 votes, a design done by none other than local activist, Fahmi Redza (@Kuasasiswa). Fahmi’s design has been detailed in accordance to his recent campaigns, #KitaSemuaPenghasut, or ‘We Are All Seditious,’ meant to denounce Najib during his tenure as Prime Minister after enforcing the Sedition Act to ensure nobody talks bad about the government.
3:15pm — Aku hantar borang contest #VansCustomCulture Asia
4:15pm — Design kasut aku lulus untuk terima undian online
6:10pm — Dapat undian tertinggi di Malaysia
11:10pm — Dapat undian tertinggi di Asia
— Fahmi Reza (@kuasasiswa) June 30, 2018
The now iconic clown makeup juxtaposed unto Najib’s face graphic is present on the toebox all the way to the tongue, while ‘Kita Semua Penghasut’ wording adorns the lateral side on the midsole. Black rear panel complements the white toebox, and features a half and half heel graphic showcasing half of the clown face with a red skull. Overall, an uncomplicated design with monochromatic features, enhanced with bold additions of red. While the submission is now closed, visitors can still vote for the design with the winner announced sometime in October 2018.
What do y’all think of the design? Rock it, or drop it?