Vans Vintage Collector Exhibition at House of Vans Berlin (Recap)


words via Highsnobiety:

“Vans Europe showcased a collection of vintage footwear and apparel representing the brand’s 47 year history this week as part of the House of Vans Berlin takeover during fashion week. The exhibition was a compilation of the personal collections of the Skateboard Museum’s Jürgen Blümlein, The Other Side of the Pillow’s Henry Davies and longtime Vans collaborator/artist Dimitri Coste.

Over 200 pairs of original shoes dating back to 1966 were on display with an illustrated timeline of the company. Highlights included a pair of recently discovered shoes thought to date back to the first few months of production at the original Vans factory in Orange County, classic ‘80s canvas prints and a few oddities including clown shoes in Vans iconic checkerboard.”

On a side note:  Perhaps if Vans were to ever put on an exhibit like this, here in the states, (preferably Southern California, where I’m from!), then hopefully they will reach out to us here at OTWS to curate our own Vans exhibition.  We are fellow Vans addicts, like OTWS advocate Dimitri, and Wayne and Henry from The Other Side of the Pillow, and follow along in their same footsteps, and although our collections aren’t as vintage as theirs, we represent the next generation if you will, of Vans collectors, with many rare pairs.  Just sayin’.  Hit us up if we can help you, and feel free to utilize our vast collection!

tons more pics after the jump

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