DQM and Vans celebrated the opening of The Vans DQM General in Boston, MA last Friday night at the newly opened location at 174 Newbury Street. Locals, family and friends celebrated with us while listening to professional skateboarder and musician, Ray Barbee, play a very special set. The Vans DQM General Boston is officially open! The store carries Vans’ most premiere selection of footwear in the city along with a fully set up skate shop, and of course the entire DQM apparel and accessories collection. Thanks to our family at Vans and everyone who came out!
The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is still very real for many in the New York City area who have lost nearly everything. Tonight, Vans is reaching out to anyone in the Long Beach area that still needs clothing or shoes. If you need these items, come by the fountain at City Hall between the hours of 6:30-8pm and pick up what you need. Items will be given out on a first come first serve basis. Long Beach City Hall is located at 1 West Chester St, Long Beach, NY.
***UPDATE*** This event has been postponed until Saturday, December 1st, 1-3pm due to inclement weather.
Our hearts go out to all of those suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Many areas of New York City and other regions of the East Coast need your help to rebuild and bounce back. This Thursday night, please come to East Coast Relief, an evening of musical performances to benefit the Red Cross at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. All proceeds from the event will go to helping those in need. We hope to see you there!
Last Thursday evening, Taka Hayashi presented his original artwork in ink and watercolor, as well as a preview of his Spring 13 footwear and debut apparel collection in a special trunk show at The General. Taka Hayashi’s work for Vans represents the highest level of design in the Vans collections, utilizing innovative materials and premium leathers with a sophisticated aesthetic. He is constantly pushing conventions in sneaker design, approaching footwear design almost as a sculptural practice.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the event on Thursday, and of course a very special thanks to Taka and Vans. We had a chance to sit down with Taka while he was in New York to talk about some of his inspirations and what it’s like to design for Vans. Enjoy.