Inspired by the culture, personalities and trends of Los Angeles’s Fairfax and La Brea neighborhoods, Vans OTW blends elements of modern design with the classic Vans aesthetic for its Spring 2014 “Block” collection. The LA installment of the “Block” collection introduces new colorways of the Bedford, Prescott and Tesella. The Bedford kicks off the assortment as a refined rendering of Vans’ iconic Half Cab mid-top. The range continues with the Prescott, which gets its profile and hues from the vintage off-white colorway of the Vans Authentic. Lastly, the Tesella expresses the brand’s checkerboard print with a handwoven upper pattern atop UltraCush Lite outsoles.
To celebrate the launch of the collection, Vans OTW will be hosting a block party on March 1 at Los Globos on Sunset Boulevard for a VIP event featuring art by SuS BoY and live music by Nosaj Thing, Gaslamp Killer and Salva, with “one of the hottest LA-based emcees closing out the night as the special guest performer.” The Spring 2014 “Block” collection will be available beginning in March at select Vans OTW retailer.