SUMMER 2024

JALIAN CAPSULE COLLECTION

UPCYCLED GEAR, INSPIRED BY THE NATURAL WORLD

Jalian Johnston's eclectic style of up-cycled creations is a product of his world-travels, connection to nature, and desire to transform discarded objects into beautiful, functional items.

UPCYCLED DESIGN

FROM TRASH TO TREASURE

Jalian Johnston's work is heavily inspired by the elements of nature. Found objects both natural and manufactured find their way into his designs, including scraps of plastic, shell, kelp, and bone.

From fabric scraps reused as eclectic decals, to plastic trash melted into buttons, Jalian embraces the creative challenge to transform discarded materials into treasured items.

“Every time it rains there's trash flowing down the rivers and ending up on our beaches and I was always like, man I should be able to do something with this."

- Jalian Johnston

Meet

JALIAN JOHNSTON

Artist, surfer, and embodiment of the Vast. Life

the story:

ORGANIC CREATION

It all started when Jalian made a pair of shorts for a surf trip to Australia. As the shorts became tattered during the trip, he patched them up with scraps of fabric he found along the way. Little did he know, these patched-up shorts would catch the eye of a fashion photographer on the street.

This chance encounter led to the creation of his fashion label, which has been featured in Vogue Hommes International and The LA Times, and carried in prestigious stores like Fred Segal and Beams Japan.

The rest is history...

HIS PATH:

ARTIST, SURFER, AND LIVING OFF THE LAND

Jalian Johnston embodies the spirit of freedom. Not afraid to leave the well-trodden path, Jalian traded a promising career in surfing to focus fully on living off the land, in connection with other souls who share his reverence for the natural world.

The California native now spends his time stewarding the land on his off-grid farm in Hawaii.

"When life is spent at the beach, you will encounter the flotsam of humanity within the lines of tide. It always feels right to create something artful and functional with the things that wash ashore."

- Jalian Johnston

JALIAN SUMMER 2024 CAPSULE COLLECTION

The Jalian Summer Capsule Collection is a testament to his innovative spirit.

This collection features a mix of found objects and recycled melted beach plastic.

Each item is a custom and one-of-a-kind piece.

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    FAQs

    While we anticipate that Jalian will create more pieces out of Vast. gear, the items you see here are one-of-a-kind and will not be replicated in their entirety again.

    We recommend to hand wash on cold and hang dry.

    Visit our journal to learn more about Jalian and his ties with the Vast. crew.