Office Blog Posts in the ‘Vans’ Category

Vans introduce Chlöe Howl

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Let’s be honest, Vans have always been pretty on-point at providing the perfect classic sneaker, but they’re also pretty good at finding the coolest emerging bands and artists. And with the opening of the ginormous House of Vans this summer, there’ll be plenty more of that coming from the original skate brand turned culture magnet. With a promise to fuel creative expression through music, art, film, fashion and, of course, skating, the free space in the original tunnels of Waterloo station is set to be a mecca for many. 

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Chloe reckons her friends will be at the front row in the mosh pit, gig after gig, “I didn’t know what to expect coming in here, but it’s such an amazing space –and it’s good to see all these things in one place, interacting in a way you don’t normally see. Where else can you skate, view art, watch a gig, followed by a movie, and grab a burger all in the same place? “I’m such a Vans girl, my style is ‘literally-just-got-out-of-bed’ – I look as if I’ve just grabbed my clothes off the bedroom floor! Team that with a pair of scruffed-up or, for smarter occasions, box-fresh Vans, and that’s me done. “Once I finish my album, in the autumn, I’m going to come knocking on the House’s door. This is exactly where I want to play my shows – the crowds will be so cool.”

Check out Chlöe’s latest track >

 

 

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Big Eyes Little Soles @ House of Vans

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Last Thursday evening, not only were we lucky enough to attend the House of Vans launch party but we had a special guest in tow, Dionne Hélène from the great blog Big Eyes Little Soles.

Check out Dionne’s review of the event and some of the amazing pictures she took on the night…

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“I don’t really know how to begin describing the experience I had on Thursday night. We were treated to some incredible music (Savages, Jagger & Juan Love, Roots Manuva, Toddla T, Dinosaur Jr, Public Enemy, Illum Sphere!!!) a great showcase of work from some brilliant artists ( Ben Drury, Louise Gray, – to mention a few) and most exciting of all an array of skating legends to spin us out (Steve Van Doren, Tony Alva, Christian Hosoi, – no big deal right!) as well as all of the youthful faces of the London skate scene testing out the freshly set concrete.

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Vans have pulled off something truly unique, in what can only be described as a sick venue with mind-blowingly good stuff inside it. It transcends the typical venue for anything really. Based inside the Leake street tunnel under Waterloo station, Vans have transformed 30,000 feet of raw underground space into a cavernous multi-disciplinary skate orientated Aladdin’s cave. They have crafted the most aesthetically beautiful cement bowls and half-pipes, and runs, kitted it with a stage and two bars, a gallery space, a cinema and studio space as well as well-thought out areas for people to chill in. The most exciting thing about it all is that it is a real recreational space, that in my opinion has arrived at a time of need in London. It aims to be an educational space as well as a creative, cultural, and sportive environment. And if last night is anything to go by, I would say you are in for a really good time.

The #houseofvansldn will be open Wed-Sun for visitors (for more info click HERE) Stay locked for info about upcoming gigs and shows.

Seriously go. It’s fantastic!

Peace.”

 

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Dionne Hélène >  http://www.madflavour.co.uk/

 

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House of Vans: Launch Party

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Last night we had the hottest ticket in town to the exclusive launch party to the House of Vans London in Waterloo. This amazing space is a creative hub for artists, musicians and skaters and some of the biggest names came out in support for this exciting new venue.

The OFFICE HQ gang got to hang with Steve Van Doren, the son of Vans co-founder Paul who was more than happy to show us around and chat about the iconic brand. The legendary Z-Boys Tony Alva and Christian Hosoi were there showing off their skills and enjoying the incredible music acts that performed throughout the night. These included Dinosaur Jr, Tempa T, Roots Manuva and the hip hop giants Public Enemy.

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As you walk in, you are greeted by a huge hall full of artwork and creative installations and at the back is the unique Vans lab which will play host to 4 artists at a time to create their work and eventually display in the art hall.

There is a a cosy cinema which will showcase a range docu-films and private screenings, a room with cabinets full of old Vans memorabilia, an 850 capacity music hall and of course the huge subterranean skate park.

Skaters can book a 2 hour skate/BMX session at http://houseofvanslondon.com/ for free and enjoy everything the venue has offer, including the in-house restaurant.

Last night was a true testament to the Vans ethos as the atmosphere was exciting, friendly and chilled and the venue proved itself as a great hub for anyone and everyone.

 

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#HouseOfVans – The New Home of Creativity

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Building upon an unwavering commitment to creative expression, Vans is pleased to announce the opening of House of Vans London; a unique and participative space for all. As a city synonymous with creativity, diversity and opportunity, the project is proud to call London home. Open to all, and always free, this is your house. Following in the footsteps of House of Vans Brooklyn, yet forging a path of its own, the 3,000sqm venue provides a space like no other; a place for creativity. The music venue, gallery, artist labs, café, cinema, bars and skatepark lay beneath London’s Waterloo Station, occupying the infamous Old Vic Tunnels.

We want you to come and join us, so we are giving you the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to the official invite only launch Party on Thursday 7th of Aug.

For your chance to win simply go to Instagram and post a image of your Vans in a creative space and hash tag #showusyourvans

Comp ends on 3rd of Aug  and the winners will be announced on 4th of Aug.

 

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Vans x Star Wars: Has arrived at a galaxy near you….

Friday, May 30th, 2014

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We can now exclusively reveal the exciting new Vans collection launching online and in Office stores today and we at OFFICE HQ are channelling our inner Jedi and buzzing with excitement.

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Vans takes off to a galaxy far, far away for an out-of-this-world collection featuring artwork from the original Star Wars trilogy. The Force is strong in this intergalactic offering, by combining heritage Vans prints with iconic Star Wars characters, Vans presents a truly unique capsule this universe has never seen before.

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Vans winter styles

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Next week sees the launch of a collection of exclusive styles in OFFICE from Vans. With over 40 years of Californian heritage, the Vans brand embodies an ‘off the wall’ attitude.

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Old Skool and Chukka Boot styles get a winterised update with premium wool and suede uppers, sitting atop rich gum and tonal coloured soles. As seen in today’s Metro newspaper, the photo shoot showcases these new and exclusive styles in the beautiful Epping Forest.  The Old Skool shoe features the side stripe which is Vans’ original and most identifiable insignia, with the Chukka Boot bringing a smart casual look to the collection. Pair with chinos and plaid shirts for a unisex laid back look.

In store and online from next week.

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Vans – Inside Story

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Get the lowdown from OFFICE staff about how they wear their Vans

Get the lowdown from OFFICE staff about how they wear their Vans

Malaika Carr-Haji – Works at OFFICE Putney
‘I usually like to wear my Vans with rolled-up jeans to the ankle, tucked in white T-shirt, brown belt and contrasting socks in either white, grey or charcoal. Never black socks – boring. And laces criss-crossed. I mostly wear them to work and gigs.’

Jen Purvis – Works at OFFICE HQ
‘Every day with anything and everything. Turned-up denim shorts or 80’s-cut, acid wash jeans worn with socks. I often personalise my Vans by writing on the soles.’

David Price – Works at OFFICE (Topman) Oxford Circus
‘Always make sure my Vans match my outfit. If they are black or brown, then so is my shirt. I work, chill and even sleep in them.’

Chadd Holland
– Works at OFFICE HQ
‘With no socks all year round. Basically, all the time – from riding my bike to dinner. My signature look is black Authentics teamed with chinos or skinny or cut-off jeans.’

Charlotte Ilidge
– Works at OFFICE Merry Hill
‘ Rolled-up jeans, a T-shirt tucked in and throw on a denim jacket. Got to be double denim. I wear my Vans to work, going out, walking the dog, shopping and just chilling.’

Natt Booth – Works at OFFSPRING (Topshop) Oxford Circus
‘I live in my Vans. I team them with a smart shirt, baggy jeans tied at the ankles and replace my laces with thin rope. I’ve worn them to weddings, as well as conventional places like work, the supermarket and hanging out with my mates.’

Segen Teame – Works at OFFSPRING Camden
‘High waisted skinnies or leggings with crop tops. I change the laces depending on my style. Always wear socks but covered up. Wore my faves to a graduation party and even while breaking up with my boyfriend; otherwise to work, gigs, music festivals. I live in them.’

Al Taylor – Works at OFFICE HQ
‘Without socks, white canvas Authentics. My signature look is bright coloured chinos paired with denim shirts and customised with tonal laces.’

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Kids – Get Creative with Vans Crayola

Friday, August 13th, 2010
When you hear the name Crayola, memories of your earliest creative masterpieces quickly come to mind. Crayola produces nearly 3 billion crayons each year and sells to more than 80 countries.  

 

In 2010, two iconic companies come together as we introduce the Vans Colored by Crayola collection with Vans Classics styles capturing the fun of Crayola and colored up just as you remember them with your favorite colors – Carnation Pink, Dandelion, Blue Violet. We even created some special Crayola-style checkerboard patterns.

 

The Vans Colored by Crayola pack launched online this summer and includes the Authentic and Era 5 colors for child and toddler sizes.

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Free colouring book and crayons with every purchase*

*whilst stocks last

All American Brands

Sunday, July 4th, 2010
As celebrations kick off across the pond we have decided to join in and showcase the best of our American brands. Check out the latest from Nike, Vans and Converse this 4th July.
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