Vans OTW celebrated the launch of the Block Collection earlier this month, with an exclusive “Block Party” hosted at Los Globos in Los Angeles. The global sneaker series kicks off with a three-piece pack inspired by the LA streetwear scene with special colorways of the Bedford, Prescott and Tesella. To celebrate the pack’s release, Vans OTW brought some of the best LA-based talent to the “Block Party” with Gaslamp Killer, Salva, Nosaj Thing, Groundislava, Them Jeans and Keltronix on the turntables as rapper ScHoolboy Q closed out the night with an hour-long performance for the capacity crowd.
Each season, Vans OTW blends elements of modern design with the classic Vans aesthetic to present a progressive-yet-premium array of footwear that is informed by global street fashion. As a special project, the Vans OTW design team examined various streetwear epicenters across the globe and worked directly with local influencers to create product that truly represented their communities, their “blocks.” Dubbed the Block Collection, the series debuts this spring with an assortment influenced by Los Angeles’ sportswear and skate fashion. The LA Block Collection is available now at select Vans OTW retailers including Blends LA, UNDFTD La Brea and Conveyor.